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Melting Crayons Experiment Video for Kids

 

                                                Crayons Facts

Crayon manufacturing company Crayola sold the first eight packets for five pennies each. These packs included crayons of red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown colour. Now, there are 120 shades available for crayons. The company makes approximately 3 billion crayons in a year. Earlier, when industrial machines were not that advanced, each label was hand-rolled onto a crayon by a worker. The favourite colour crayon for most people in the US is blue. Although Crayola has not invented crayons it is the brand we associate them with.

Quick Facts: –

  • An average child wears down approximately 720 crayons by his 10th
  • Artist Herb Williams is one of the few independent customers of Crayola. He creates sculptures from these crayons.
  • The smell of crayons has been ranked on the 18th position among 80 recognizable scents.
  • This unique odour is created in large portions by stearic acid which is a derivative of beef fat.
  • Leftover crayons are informally known as leftolas.
  • One of the workers at Crayola who worked there for 35 long years was colour blind. He molded more than 1.4 billion crayons.
  • The made the largest crayon in the world named Big Blue that weighs 1500 pounds. It was made from leftolas gathered from kids around the country.
  • The 100 billionth crayon was made in 1996 by Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood.
 

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