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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!

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      When you’ve been innovating for over 135 years …

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

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