According to National Day Calendar dot com today is National Crayon Day!  Wax and chalk-based crayons have been used by artists around the world for centuries. Edwin Binney created the brightly colored crayons we are familiar with today.  He was part owner of Binney & Smith, a company that produced products such as paint, pigments, and slate pencils for schools.  In 1903, Binney & Smith created the Crayola Division and produced colored wax crayons for children for the first time. Then in 1904, they presented their An-Du-Septic chalk at the Colombian Exposition in St. Louis winning a gold medal. The chalk was designed to be dustless at many teachers’ requests and was an immediate hit.  According to Caryola dot com, the Crayola Compaly produces nearly 3 billion crayons each year, an average of twelve million daily. That’s enough to circle the globe 6 times! In addition to making crayons, Crayola makes 600 million Crayola Colored Pencils, 465 million markers, 110 million sticks of chalk, 9 million Silly Putty eggs, and 1.5 million jars of paint.  Today, in celebration of National Crayon Day, open up a box of Crayons and create a unique work of art.  Just remember to stay in the lines.   Listen to the podcast here;   https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/