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Monday, August 23, 2010

Crayon Trivia

Well it seems as if all the kids are either back in school or going to be this week- at least in my neck of the woods. Let's celebrate with some crayon trivia!

Crayola crayons come in 120 colors including 23 reds, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver.

Crayola crayon labels are only made in 18 colors.

Binney & Smith, maker of Crayola products, produces nearly 3 billion crayons each year, an average of twelve million daily. That's enough to circle the globe 6 times.

In the last 97 years, over 100 billion Crayola crayons have been made.

The first box of Crayola crayons was sold in 1903 for a nickel and included the same colors available in the eight-count box today: red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown.

The best seller is the 24 count box of crayons.

The average child in the United States will wear down 730 crayons by his 10th birthday (or 11.4 boxes of 64's).

Kids, ages 2-8, spend an average of 28 minutes each day coloring. Combined, children in the U.S. spend 6.3 billion hours coloring each year.

The last official poll of people's favorite crayon colors found that blue was the most popular color followed by red.

n July, 1996, the 100 billionth Crayola crayon was made by Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The crayon was a once in a lifetime color - blue ribbon.

Trivia courtesy of Crayola.