How do you do the rubber pencil trick?

Well the first step you have to do is to break off the rubber pencil and hold it under your thumbnail like you were holding your pencil. This gives you two choices:

Option #1: If you have a small amount of plastic to rub a few times, then, by pulling your thumbnail close to your thumb, it is possible to make a small hole by pressing the plastic to the back of the pencil. If the pencil is extremely thick, it may only be possible to make a small hole, in which case, try the previous method. In that case, you will want to use your index finger.

Option 1: If you don’t have enough plastic to rub, then, you can use a rubber ball or a pin to rub it out. It’s really easy‚Ķjust hold your thumb underneath the thumb side and slowly get your thumb across the back of the pencil. You can easily get to the end of the pencil and see the rubber band holding it on the inside edge.

I find that Option #2 works best for me, even though I get a better grip. However, I hope this helps you as much as I did it.

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A federal jury in Austin on Tuesday convicted Dylann Roof in the shooting rampage at an historic black church in Charleston last month.

The verdict was announced just after noon local time (1800 GMT).

Prosecutors had asked for a death sentence for the 24-year-old shooter, who faces the possibility of life in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 15. The two white victims in the attack that left nine people dead, including the church pastor and three police officers, were black.

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After nearly four hours of deliberations during which Roof repeatedly invoked his religious beliefs, the defense argued that a trial on an aggravated murder charge would be “irreparably damaging” to Roof.

“We are going to be looking to the jury with a very difficult but important question that I don’t have an easy answer for you,” said assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Solari, who had asked Roof to go free.

Roof remained calm during most of his closing submissions, but appeared to show signs of stress during two final statements. One of the last had him telling jurors, “God wants me to confess