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J&J Fun Facts: 7 Things You May Not Know About BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages

Can you guess how long the first BAND-AID® Brand adhesive bandage was? Get up to speed on this and other cool facts about the iconic product, whose inventor, Earle Dickson, would have been 126 years old this month!
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Earle Dickson, inventor of the BAND-AID® Brand adhesive bandage, circa 1920

For the past 96 years, they've helped protect countless cuts and scrapes. We're talking about BAND-AID® Brand adhesive bandages, which an enterprising employee at Johnson & Johnson invented in 1920.

When you've been around for nearly 100 years, there's a lot of great history to share—like the fun facts in this video. Spoiler: BAND-AID® Brand adhesive bandages took a trip to the moon!

Johnson & Johnson has a virtual museum where you can learn more fun facts about its rich history.
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