Arts + Design Quiz: How much do you really know about the pencil? Mar 19, 2018 / Kate Torgovnick May Share This IdeaClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) TED You’ve probably used and discarded hundreds of pencils in your life so far. Put your knowledge to the test — and learn some cocktail party trivia in the process. About the authorKate Torgovnick May is a writer at TED.com. She can also solve a Rubik's Cube in less than two minutes. Read more about her work at KateTorgovnickMay.com. artcaroline weaverdesignenglandEuropeGermanyhistorysmall thing big ideaUnited States Advertisement TED Talk of the Day Jen Gunter Why can't we talk about periods?