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Ballpoint pen

A ballpoint pen, also known as a biro, It was conceived and developed as a cleaner and more reliable alternative to dip pens and fountain pens, and it is now the world's most-used writing instrument: millions are manufactured and sold daily. As a result, it has influenced art and graphic design and spawned an artwork genre.

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I thought it was really interesting that NASA developed millions of dollars into developing a permanent writing utensil that would work in the zero-gravity conditions of space, when the Russians simply used a pencil!

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If your ballpoint pen runs out of ink, you can temporarily revive it by dipping the tip into hot water for a few seconds.

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