Fun Facts

Fun Facts

  • A Yale University study once found that the aroma of Crayola crayons is one of the most recognizable scents for adults. It ranked 18th just ahead of coffee and peanut butter.

  • The largest crayon in the world, Big Blue, weighs 1500 pounds, is 15 feet long and 16 inches in diameter.  It was made from 123,000 old blue crayons that were gathered from kids around the country.  It would color an entire football field.

  • Crayola makes 3 billion crayon a year, enough to circle the world six times.  

  • Crayola's Easton manufacturing plant produces 650 crayons per minute.

  • Binney and Smith were cousins.

  • The favorite color crayon for most people in the US is blue.

  • The average child wears down 720 crayons by their 10th birthday.

  • The 100 billionth crayon was made in 1996 and was made by Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.  The color was blue ribbon.

  • In 1962, Crayola changed the name of flesh to peach.  They recognized that people come in different colors, like crayons.