Friday, February 6, 2009

World's Largest Pencil now at City Museum, St. Louis MO

City Museum is now the proud owner of the World's Largest Pencil. This mother-of-all writing utensil stretches 76 feet long and weighs 21,500 lbs. It writes--and erases. It's a No. 2, so it's accepted for standardized testing.
From the City Museum website, via WLT fan email:

When World's Largest Pencil creator, Ashrita Furman, needed a place to keep his Giant Pencil, he had one choice: City Museum. As current holder of the World's Largest Underwear, the World's Largest Pencil fit right in. City Museum and many St. Louis citizens welcomed the arrival of the World's Largest Pencil on January 18, 2007.

Though the pencil arrived at City Museum in two pieces, City Museum plans to re-assemble this 76-foot, 21,500-pound bad boy. And, when City Museum is finished weatherproofing, sharpening, and writing with the World's Largest Pencil, we plan to add it to City Museum's outdoor MonstroCity. Where, exactly, hasn't been decided quite yet.

http://www.citymuseum.org/pencil.html

4 comments:

Rick said...

Looks like a giant snapped in half!

Anonymous said...

f u lil pencil lovin freaks

TheRandomTraveler said...

Some pretty neat stuff...I came across your page looking for the pencil...

I have a blog about a similar interest...roadside attractions, worlds largest things...

Feel free to check it out...
http://randomtravels-therandomtraveler.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

that is freakin huge