Fun Fact August 28, 2020.
28 August 2020
You may have one of these in your pocket, car or desk, the lowly BIC pen. BIC got started in 1945 when Marcel Bich and Edouard Buffard began manufacturing fountain pens in France. By 1950, the company was named “BIC” and the BIC Cristal ballpoint pen was introduced in France. In 1958, BIC came to the U.S. market acquiring the Waterman Pen organization. In 2006 the 100th billion BIC pen was sold. It’s sold with six types of points and in 18 colors. The hexagonal shape mimics the traditional lead pencil and allows for a better grip by the user. The two tiny holes drilled in every BIC pen is to ensure that the air pressure is the same both inside and outside the pen, which helps the ink flow to the tip.