So that they don't roll when placed on a surface.
In addition to Refreshmes answer, they are also square or large ovals in order to put in a big fat "lead" that won't wear out or break too easily.
Easier to hold
To hold a larger lead. And with the larger lead they don't wear out as quickly or break as easily when marking rough surfaces. Also, that lets you know which direction to hold the pencil when you want to mark a thinner or thicker line.
There seems to be a lack of respect for elders, others, property, those we disagree with, and ourselves. Look at all the violence over political ideology differences. Look at people destroying buildings and property belonging to others. I feel people are also far more rude now then I remember years ago.
Respect and manners of all kinds just haven't been passed on down through the generations.
Lack of pride.
Lack of empathy.
Lack of common decency.
Lack of proper upbringing.
My answer is probably a little old fashioned but I stick to it. (I will not respond to any negative comment about my opinion.) I am sorry but children need structure and security and they get that by having one parent stay at home with them. Kids are raising themselves and how do you expect … Read more
Everyone is becoming more radical, pushing politics to extremes where people now see anyone who disagrees with them as an enemy that needs to be destroyed. People act like "the other side" is pure evil, how do you expect people to react to that? No one wants to come together to work out a solution, … Read more
To quote Tiger Two.., A lack of proper upbringing, Children are raised different than they were 50 years ago, you have mothers and fathers who are basically dishrags or doormats that are afraid to tell her children No!!!
Kids seem to be ruling the households now. Very few are being taught simple manners .... Probably never dreamed of sending a thank you note for a gift or giving up a seat for a disabled or elderly person.
Kids have not been taught to be responsible for their own actions. Possibly because they are latch key kids, and have nobody to correct them if they do something wrong. I was in Vegas and the hotel was putting wire fencing around the parking structure. Why? Some fellow had tried to commit suicide by jumping … Read more
I'll guess Brazil. I honestly have no clue.
That will be England, of course.
The team that scores the most points.
Here's a picture of a mommy and her daughter, who was only a few days old when this photo was shot. The little girl just turned 3 years old this week.
Mommy gave birth to 10 babies, 9 survived.
Will I be ok? Spending the afternoon with my granny.
my grand puppy is also spending the day with me, Her name is Abby and she's a sweetie.
When I am down and out I look outside and I see this. He is letting me know He is there watching over me.
I wonder if this green frog is upset that an ornament took over his spillway.