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May 8th, 2006

The Story of the Space Pen

I’m a fan of the Space Pen. The upside-down-ness of it is quite fine and is a nice bonus, but I like it just because it’s a good pen and I like good pens.

I can safely say, though, that I had no idea about the story behind the music…. er, the Space Pen, and thus felt a few notches smarter once I read about it. I also can’t claim to have known about the urban legend behind the pen – allegedly, it took a million dollars to develop the pen whilst Russians just used a pencil. Not true! Russians used abacuses.

That’s not true either.

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: jk
DATE: Tuesday May 9, 2006 -- 11:14:33 am
....cough.....trying to wake Ryan up...psssst!!!!



FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday May 9, 2006 -- 11:35:01 am
D'oh!



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