Distance Research Card

  1. London to New york.

5,570.48 km

New York was going to originally be called New Amsterdam. 

New Yorkers speak over 800+ languages.

Honking your car horn is illegal (HONK HONK.) 


  1. Bluff to Cape Reinga

2,060.6 km

Cape Reinga means under world in Te Reo.

The pohutukawa tree in Cape Reinga is over 800 years old.

Dogs aren’t allowed in Cape Reinga.


  1. fiji to France

16,811 km

France is the most Visited country in the world.

France had a king… That only lasted 20 minutes.

The French eat over 25,000 tons of snails each year.

Plane as distance is like planes. You can use planes for distance.

How are Pens Made?

How are pens made and what companies make them? 

3 companies that make pens are… Office Max, Sheaffer and Sharpie


They are either made by using Extrusion or Injection Moulding…


1) There are pellets -ppc- which are put into a large mixer


2) Then they are put into a large machine called the hopper and measured and weighed till their exact weight getting ready for their injection process.


3) After that they travel to a machine where they are melted down and put into their moulds, the process is repeated for the pen caps, clutches, and interior barrel.


4) The nibs -the metal part- is attached to the plastic barrel, the ink refill. Then the ink is attached into the cartridge through the tip and twisted!


5) Now the partly made pens are placed into a machine called Multi-Parameter Testing Machine, and they are tested to see if they work.


6) After moulding, Making and testing, all the parts are put together and inspected and if one isn’t made properly it put aside. Only the best pens can make it through.


And for a little decoration they add stamps to customise the pens…

And thats how pens are made.