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Did you know "rubber" is named after its ability to rub black pencil lead away from paper? It's true according to the internet, which is largely constructed by paper and pencil from what we understand.

In 1770 Joseph Priestley noticed that the gummy goodness imported from Brazil was really, really good at hiding his mistakes (*like when he wanted to call Oxygen "breather") and word spread like wildfire.

The name "rubber" stuck and now we use it to talk about tires and Jim Carey's face in the '90s. More importantly, though, cartoonists use rubber erasers to make comics and often incorporate their world-shaping powers into strips. Here are several of them for your Eraser Day reading pleasure.

 

The Argyle Sweater By Scott Hilburn Sept 1, 2015

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WuMo By Wulff & Morgenthaler June 3, 2014

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Pearls Before Swine By Stephan Pastis June 23, 2004 

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Pearls Before Swine By Stephan Pastis Oct 25, 2007

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Pearls Before Swine By Stephan Pastis Oct 26, 2007

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Off the Mark By Mark Parisi Sept 24, 2007 

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Reality Check By Dave Whamond Sept 7, 2000

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Brevity By Dan Thompson April 29, 2005

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Frazz By Jef Mallett April 27, 2005

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Ziggy By Tom Wilson & Tom II Feb 28, 1998

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The Duplex By Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy March 21, 2015

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Peanuts By Charles Schulz Feb 5, 1998

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Cleats By Bill Hinds Jan 30, 2008

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*This is our lie as far as we know... since he erased it

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