You Won’t Believe What Food And Gadgets Were Invented During War Time

Ballpoint Pens Were First Used By Fighter Pilots

Photo Credit: Fabian Sommer/picture alliance via Getty Images
Photo Credit: Fabian Sommer/picture alliance via Getty Images

These days you’d be shocked to find anyone using a fountain pen. Ballpoint pens might be everywhere today but were first used by fighter pilots in 1938. The invention of the pen happened when Laszlo Biro began experimenting with instant dry ink.

The ink, he noted, was the same kind that printing shops used to mass produce books and newspapers. When he took his fantastic product to market, the Royal Airforce placed an order for 30,000! The new invention helped pilots take quick notes in the air without smudges and spills. Coming up, the origins of everyone’s favorite canned pasta.