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Imprisoned In Wood and Never Released

I am taken from a mine and shut up in a wooden case from which I am never released. Yet I am used by almost everybody. What am I?

Pencil lead. While modern pencils don’t contain lead, that’s still what we call the graphite compound. When real lead was used in pencils it was mined and nearly everyone has used a pencil at some point in their life.


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2 Comments on "Imprisoned In Wood and Never Released"


Sponge bob says
March 19, 2015 @ 17:56

A pencil, its so easy


Yay says
February 5, 2016 @ 17:22

Pencil led


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