Who Knew A Pencil Tip Was a Microscopic Beach?
As you can see from this photo, underneath a microscope, the tip bleeds graphite onto paper. The pencil was invented in 1795 by Nicolas-Jacques Conté, and since then, the seemingly mundane tool has grown to be one of the most used tools in the world. Underneath a microscope, it looks nothing like it does when we use it to write on paper, it almost resembles a beach with sand and coral. Either way, that is a photograph of something that’s able written on paper and then disappears with the mere stroke of an eraser (History of Pencils).