The Bic ballpoint pen was invented by Frenchman Marcel Bich in 1950.
He dropped the "h" from Bich because he feared that people would call it the Bitch pen. Technically, it's name is the BIC CRISTAL.
Each Bic pen has enough ink for up to 2 miles (3.2 km) of writing. If you accidentally get its ink on clothing, just use alcohol-based hairspray to dissolve it.
Bic pen is incredibly useful. Besides writing, it can be used to unlock a Krytonite bike lock, make a chandelier and a weapon for intra-office warfare, as well as to perform an emergency tracheotomy (as Hawkeye did in M*A*S*H).
In 2005, BIC announced that it has sold its 100 billionth pen.