Pre-Chewed Pencil Anyone?

By Meera Dolasia on December 12, 2008

Are you one of those people who is constantly gnawing on their pencils - if so, this one is for you. 

Now, thanks to a company called Concentrate, you no longer have to ruin your teeth. They will gladly sell you chewed up pencils - brand new of course.

The company, whose whole aim is to get students to focus in school, has come up with a lot of cool products after studying what distracts school children the most. 

Pencil chewing was pretty common and distracting, so the company decided to do it for them, allowing students to focus on the more important stuff - education!

The pencils, which retail for about $2.00 apiece can be bought directly from their website, www.concentrate.org.uk. The company also has other interesting products, all designed with the same motive. They include a chairpad bag, that is essentially a padded school bag which can be draped over the chair, so that kids can study comfortably.

Another interesting product is a bottlecoolerpenholder -  a jacket that fits over standard water bottles, and helps keep the water cold. 

While that in itself is cool, what is cooler is that the jacket doubles up as storage for pens and pencils. The idea behind it is to get kids to place it on their desk so that they remember to drink water.

As for teachers - the company has the perfect gift for them - Mugs of Authority.  Sold in singles or a pack of three, the coffee mugs depict the three most common sentences used by most teacher (and parents) - Stop Doing That, Don't Mess About and Put That Down. Now instead of constantly repeating themselves,  teachers can just point to the appropriate mug.

To see other fun stuff and read about their story, as well as, new product ideas they are working on, check out the company's website : www.concentrate.org.uk/

Source: Concentrate.org.uk

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  • 090509
    090509Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:42 am
    i dont chew on my pincles ether i mean really that just sounds so wierd there is this kid in my class who does it is so groos i want to give him one those
    • rereswag
      rereswagMonday, February 2, 2015 at 11:34 am
      I agree
    • nikukyu
      nikukyuFriday, December 5, 2014 at 4:33 pm
      I don't chew on pencils. That's just gross.... Why do some people do it? Does it taste good or something?
      • spinnypeeps
        spinnypeepsFriday, December 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm
        Ummmmm... I'm a sorta pencil chewer. But I don't let anyone borrow them, of course! But I have to admit, pre- chewed pencils are gross.
        • nikukyu
          nikukyuSaturday, December 6, 2014 at 6:37 am
          You chew on them to concentrate?
      • analise
        analiseThursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm
        nice
        • bobMonday, September 29, 2014 at 5:59 am
          cool
          • nemoSunday, July 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm
            That's awsome
            • smileyface4life
              smileyface4lifeWednesday, June 11, 2014 at 2:03 pm
              that's wicked
              • lillytiger2003
                lillytiger2003Friday, May 23, 2014 at 5:46 pm
                eww to the chewed up pencil, and just being chewed up wolnt stop kids from chewing on the pencil because kids do it out of habit or just trying to focous more so already being chewed up will just gross the kids out
                • coolkittyTuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:46 pm
                  i want one
                  • CarmelaMonday, February 3, 2014 at 11:48 am
                    I don't think I want a chewed up pencil, but I'll take a water bottle jacket
                    • hyper_monkey
                      hyper_monkeySaturday, January 25, 2014 at 5:08 pm
                      But wouldn't you just CONTINUE to chew the pencils. C'mon people, this is really the best you've got?
                      • spinnypeeps
                        spinnypeepsFriday, December 5, 2014 at 5:25 pm
                        Actually, no. I wouldn't want to chew someone else already chewed... Would you? :1
                        • nikukyu
                          nikukyuSaturday, December 6, 2014 at 6:40 am
                          I'm not hyper_monkey but to answer your question I think that would be gross. Just think about some person who has chewed on your new pencil! UGH

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