The photo in the header section of this blog was kindly donated by James Cramer, a Mechanical engineering student at IPFW (Indiana Uni – Purdue Uni, Fort Wayne). I came across it on his Flickr Stream.
For the purpose of this blog I had to crop the original but you can see it here in all its glory. These are pencils that a German teacher used to give out as special rewards in class a few years before the picture was taken. When James rediscovered those they were still in perfect condition, never once sharpened.
Great shot and thanks for sharing it with us, James.