Jasper, Alabama U.S.A.
I loved the poem Echo, but did you know.......
In 1958, Lloyd's Bank of London followed the life time of 100,000 and found that:
Out of 100,000 paper clips only 20,000 ended up holding papers together. 14,163 were twisted and bent during phone conversations; 19,143 were used for chips in card games; 7,200 were pressed together into service as "makeshift hooks an women's undergarments"; 5,434 were used for tooth picks or ear scratchers; 5,308 were used for nail cleaners; 3,916 were used as pipe cleaners; and the rest, almost 25,000, were simply dropped on the floor and swept away.
How sad it would be, to be a paper clip!