Microphotography Helps Reveal The Simple Magic Of A Ballpoint Pen

Sep 24, 2015 By John-Michael Bond
The ballpoint pen: you probably have one in your pocket right now, unassuming but ready to help you write or draw anything you can imagine. According to The Guardian, an estimated 15 million ballpoint pens are sold every single day world wide. It's such a simple tool you may not have ever thought about the incredible, yet simple, technology that allows it to work.

Now, thanks to the wonders of microphotography, that is going to change. This lovely short from the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation zooms in on the underestimated ballpoint pen and gives us a better look at the tiny wonder that allows millions of people to write every day. Enjoy, and then go write something.
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