The Number 2 pencil is the most popular pencil in the world. Perhaps this is the only example ever of something being called number 2 that can honestly say they’re Number 1. Second place, runner-up, silver medal, call it what you will, when it comes to the Number 2 pencil, #2 is really #1. The number 1 pencil does exist but its sales pale in comparison to the Number 2. You can’t take a standardized test with a Number 1 pencil or a #3 or #4, you must use the Number 2. We’re Number 2!! We’re number 2!!