- (2/-1) Children's TV host Fred Rogers created the 100 billionth one of these for the Binney & Smith Company; the color was "Blue Ribbon."
- (4/-2) Joseph Priestly coined this term, which is still used in the U.K. to refer to an eraser; but in the U.S. it can mean an elastic band (among other things).
- (6/-3) In 1967 this Finnish company cut into the market with the world's first plastic-handled scissors; today, the handles' orange color is trademarked.
- (8/-4) In Swedish, it's called a "gem"; in French, a "trombone." And in World War II-era Norway, it was worn on the lapel as a symbol of resistance to the Nazis.
- (10/-5) This brand of pencil, named for a famous diamond, is believed to have been the first to be painted the standard yellow color.
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