Yum nom nom... pre-chewed pencils to help children concentrate at school
A British design company called 'Concentrate' launched a rather interesting on Friday - yes ladies and gentlemen, it's the 'pre-chewed pencil'.
It may sound like a story you'd read in 'The Onion', but this, my friends, is no joke. According to Concentrate, the concept of the pencils is to help kids concentrate at school by looking pre-chewed, thus making it less likely for pupils to put them in their mouths and instead focus on thinking. Company director Mark Champkins said:
"We know it's daft but just get down to some concentrated thinking and who knows what might happen."
Daft it is, Mr. Champkins, but do the company directors spend their board meetings chewing on pencils themselves? And considering that the existing pencils made of wood and lead don't exactly taste pleasant but have not exactly stopped us from chewing on them, how effective is this going to be? Especially given the fact that the pencils have the words 'pre-chewed pencil' written across them, doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose?