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May 29th is Paper Clip Day
you're looking for something to do today then organize your papers
because it's Paper Clip Day! That handy little piece of metal
always been there for you! Let's get right into celebrating
WHY IS THIS A
Well, when you need to hold some papers together and you
want to poke holes in them or bend the corner over, what do you reach
for? A paper clip! It's a simple little invention that keeps papers and
other things organized so why not celebrate this often overlooked piece
of metal? The first paper clip was actually patented way back
1867 by Samuel B. Fay and was made to be used a clip for attaching
tickets to fabrics. Of course it was also realized that it could be
used to hold papers together too.
But this design is nothing
like what we use today, in fact there have been many designs that came
before what we're use to seeing. The standard paper clip you
today is called the "Gem" paper clip, because it was produced by The
Gem Manufacturing Company in Britain. This version popped up sometime
in the 1870s and has stuck around ever since. Now you can get them in a
variety of sizes and colors, so you'll never get bored with your handy
little paper clips! Get to clipping!
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, since they help you
keep things organized why don't you give back today and organize your
paper clips? I'm sure some of you have them scattered all over the
bottom of your desk drawer, so tidy them up a bit. Check your drawers
and put them all into one place. You could even get a little paper clip
bin for on top of your desk if you want. Get a magnetized one for added
safety ;). You might be surprised how many paper clips you actually
have once you round them all up.
And if you don't really have
any paper clips then today is a great day to get some! You can get some
really tiny ones or some huge ones, some multicolored ones or some
plain metal ones, some special shapes or the basic Gem shape... you
have plenty of choices! See who can find the most creative looking
paper clips so you all can organize your papers in style.
you could even spend the day finding other uses for paper clips. You
could make a paper clip necklace, bend them into those little spring
toys where if you drop them they snap up into the air or anything else
you can think of using them for. Heck, wear them as earrings if you
want! When you start bending them into other shapes they become even
more functional for plenty of other tasks. Let me know if you come up
with any amazing new ways to use a paper clip! I'd love to see someone
jumping rope with a chain of paper clips ;). Enjoy your day
your bent pieces of metal!