Daily Archives: April 15, 2012

April 15: National Rubber Eraser Day

If you have ever made a mistake, today is for you.

If you haven’t, then you’re not human so why are you reading this post?

On April 15, 1770 an English man named Joseph Priestley officially discovered the erasing properties of Indian rubber – a vegetable gum from North America – and elementary math homework has never been the same. So let’s celebrate National Rubber Eraser Day by stepping away from the computer, picking up a pencil (not the pen! drop it!), scribbling something, and enjoying that lovely eraser on the back of the pencil.

Or, if you’re really into this holiday, go grab a great big pink eraser and shade a drawing with it. It may be the first time you’ve picked on up since elementary school, but I bet it still feels nice to make mistakes disappear.


“As far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”

Psalm 103:12