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April 22, 2019

Crayons

Gadgets2Today's fun facts are all about crayons. Although coloring may be geared towards children, some adults find that it can be very therapeutic too!

In 1903, the Binney & Smith company made the first box of Crayola crayons costing a nickel and containing eight colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown, and black.

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Today's Random Fact:

On average, children between the ages of two and seven color 28 minutes every day.

The average child in the United States will wear down 730 crayons by his or her tenth birthday.

The scent of Crayola crayons is among the twenty most recognizable to American adults.



Bonus Fact:

Washington Irving used the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon when he published The Sketch-Book, a collection of short stories and essays, including "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle."

Alice Binney, wife of company co-owner Edwin Binney, coined the word Crayola by joining craie, from the French word meaning chalk, with ola, from oleaginous, meaning oily.