What Makes Erasers Erase?

Answer Erasers were originally called rubbers, not because they were made from the product of a rubber tree, but because they rubbed away marks made on paper. Today, the standard eraser and pencil combina... Read More »

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Why are erasers pink?

In 1770, Edward Nairne began selling what are thought to be the first erasers. They were made of small cubes of rubber, although another scientist, Joseph Priestley, was the first to suggest that n... Read More »


Perhaps your friend meant condoms which are made of rubber, just like erasers are.

Who invented erasers?

A man by the name of Edward Naime, who was an English engineer, invented erasers in 1770. Before erasers were invented, bread was used as an "eraser" to get rid of things written in pencil.Source:S... Read More »

How to Collect Erasers?

Erasers are awesome. You can't live without them, no matter what. You need them in school, art class, office etc. On the other hand, you may like to collect them because they come in vibrant colors... Read More »