This week

1938 - Hungarian newspaper journalist Laszlo Biro with the help of his brother, a chemist, devised a pen tipped with a metal ball bearing that used capillary action to draw ink through the rotating ball.

(Yes, it's the humble biro.)


  1. Anonymous3:03 pm

    COOL. I wish that was me or my brother or my mother or my sister.

  2. What would it be called if it was? If it had been a member of my family we'd all be writing with a "Jones". Doesn't sound right, does it?


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