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A sharpener It is a tool used for pencil sharpening . Through this instrument, it is possible to remove wood from the pencil for what its graphite tip is exposed and you can write or draw with it.

The pencil sharpener, therefore, is essential to continue using a pencil whose tip It has been broken or worn. This object is also necessary when a very precise stroke is needed and the tip of the pencil has thickened due to its use.

The history indicates that, in ancient times, pencils were sharpened with a razor or with a knife . Performing the task with these elements, however, was complicated and even risky. In the first half of XIX century , began to appear the first pencil sharpeners, which allowed to obtain points of greater uniformity to draw or write.

There are currently several kinds of pencil sharpeners. The most popular pencil sharpener is the hand sharpener , which has no moving parts. These pencil sharpeners are small plastic rectangles with a blade and one or two holes. The person you must insert the pencil into the hole and rotate it while holding the sharpener firmly: in this way, you will fine tune the tip while the wood chips come out.

All hand sharpeners work in a similar way, although their coverage may vary from the classic rectangular shape to adopting forms of animals , vehicles , etc.

The crank sharpener on the other hand, they are set to a table . To sharpen the pencil, it must be inserted into the pencil sharpener and turn the crank. The chips fall, little by little, in a deposit that can be emptied.

There are finally electric pencil sharpener , which have small motors that make the blades move.

Taking into account that pencil sharpeners have become fundamental pieces in both schools and offices and in all kinds of organizations, many other developments have been presented in this regard in recent years. Thus, for example, recently in Japan, a pencil sharpener has been presented that responds to Tsunago's name and has the peculiarity that, in addition to sharpening pencils, it allows that no user ever runs out of it.

Why? Because it allows to make some holes that help to insert in a pencil that is no longer comfortable, because it is small others, so that you can continue using it.

In addition to all of the above, we cannot ignore that in Spain the duo Sacapuntas is well known. It is an old humorous duo, formed by Manolo Sarriá and Juan Rosa Mateo, who disappeared after the death of the second. They called themselves the Lantern and the Flea, as a way of making their height difference clear, and made themselves known in a special way throughout the country through the contest "One, two, three ... answer again."

As a general rule, bullfighters dressed on the stage came out and managed to popularize several phrases that were repeated all over the world. We are referring to “22, 22, 22” or “How was the square? It will be crammed. ” At present, Sarriá continues his solo humorous career, participating in different television programs and even in several shows.

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