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Quiz: 10 Fun Facts About BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages

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The iconic healthcare product is celebrating a big birthday this year: 100! To commemorate the centennial of its invention, we put together a trivia quiz that spans the last 100 years. Plus, learn about a special new partnership with CARE to help those in need.

It’s been 100 years since New Jersey cotton buyer Earle Dickson first had the major light bulb moment that led to the creation of an easy-to-apply, protective covering for minor scrapes, cuts and burns.

His invention, eventually known as BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages, would go on to change the course of first aid history. Today, the bandages have become a mainstay of medicine cabinets across the world. And they’ve evolved with the times and customer demand to stretch, resist water and more.

This fall, to celebrate the historic occasion of its 100th anniversary, BAND-AID® Brand is partnering with global humanitarian leader CARE. BAND-AID® Brand will be donating $100,000 to the organization, and for the next 100 days, is encouraging people to send a care package to a frontline healthcare worker or person in need of aid.

When you've been around for a century, you've got a lot of, well, history to share. So take this fun quiz and test your knowledge of one of the world's most iconic healthcare products.

True or False: It was a newlywed’s poor knife skills that first inspired the invention of the BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage in 1920.

Which two Johnson & Johnson innovations were used to make the first ever BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage?

Which popular customer-requested feature resulted in the creation of a new material for BAND-AID® Brand Skin-Flex® adhesive bandages in 2017?

BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages first came packaged as ...

True or False: People had to be taught how to use BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages when they were first introduced to the market.

In 1968, BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages made the journey to ...

True or False: The superior "sticking technology" of BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages was once showcased through an egg test.

What year was BAND-AID® Brand’s first waterproof adhesive bandage released?

True or False: The BAND-AID® Brand teamed up with (RED) to help raise awareness for the fight against HIV/AIDS.

BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages are decorated with everything from cartoon characters to fashion-friendly designs. What was the theme of the first mass-marketed decorated pack in 1956?

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You can choose between a CARE Package Gift Mastercard® that will go to a U.S. frontline healthcare worker or a package that will be sent to a vulnerable community.

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