Drawing the Longest Line: The Astonishing Reach of Ballpoint Pens
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Your average ballpoint pen can easily faceoff against the Eiffel Tower of Paris. It cannot be compared in height or popularity, for our dear old pen has a much more humble background. But if you were to use a ballpoint pen to draw a continuous long line, it could easily exceed the height of the Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower is a globally recognised symbol of architectural splendour, reaching an impressive height of 324 metres. However, the seemingly humble ballpoint pen boasts an astonishing capacity to draw a line almost 2000 metres (2 kilometres) long, nearly six times the height of the Eiffel Tower. Thus, ballpoint pens are impressive in their longevity and are generally a favourite pick of students and professionals.