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…You can remove any ink stain?

You’ve got to love the masters of the pen spin:

But what do you do if that pen trick you just learned goes horribly wrong and you drag a ballpoint right across your brand new shirt? According to About.com’s Guide to Removing Ink Stains:

  1. Lay the stained area on top of a clean dry white towel. Apply rubbing alcohol/nail polish remover to the ink stain and blot with another clean white cloth, removing the stain as you blot. Rinse thoroughly.
  2. Apply your normal liquid laundry detergent onto the ink stain and allow the garment to sit for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Wash in the warmest water that the fabric can tolerate.
  4. Before drying, double check to make sure the stain was removed. If not, repeat the previous steps until it is.

Thankfully, they’ve also included instructions for water based ink stains as well as permanent ink stains so that you can combat any kind that may cross your path.

[Removing Ink Stains]

[Via: Dethroner]

…Pen spinning is like an art and a sport combined?

Pen spinning is one of those things you can learn when you’re bored and it’ll keep you entertained for a few hours as you spin your pen around on your finger and chase after it when you inevitably launch it across the room after an unsuccessful attempt at anything more complicated than the rubber pencil trick. Learn it well enough though, and you might be able to impress a few people with your skill and dexterity as they stare blank facedly into your spinning pen vortex. The guys in this video though, they’ve taken pen spinning to its limits, a place where spinning is no longer a hobby, it’s an art and a sport. Some of the things they are doing are so fast and complicated, the camera can’t even keep up. I’m humble at the feet of these pen spinning masters.