All you need is love: because of not only The Beatles hum and legitimate it, but the deducted lesson of the band-aids creation back story.
Band-aid facts; Is band-aid a generic term? Totally, since that is the way we used to call the Adhesive Bandages after some decades of the favorite brand for small medical injuries.
However, getting back to the matter at hand: how could love even be the engine that leads to a powerful, groundbreaking, and durable gadget?
The Roaring 20’s and Band-Aids
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So this coolest bandage love story dates back to 1920, when Josephine Dickinson, a housewife from New Jersey, who probably often cut his fingers when cooking and turned into the inspiration for her husband Earl, a lovesick man looking for an efficient, easy way to protect his better half from house accidents.
The naivety of creations like this can be evidenced when all kids and even some adults just feel so better using sticking plasters, even when its wounds are not healing in some cases —placebo, ha! — cannot stop using them, and they are a must in every house and first-aid kit over the years —And no matter whether the first-aid kit is a nurse robot or a futuristic smart and advanced box.
Random Band-Aid Facts
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Because the adhesive bandages also have a crazy track record that covers from the horrible pain of taking them out from the healed medical injuries to the occurrence that possibly there’s no any specifically way of using in particular areas of the body, so nobody has the truth about how correctly apply them. So less chatter, get ready for a strange Band-Aid facts listing:
Invisible, Customized and Colored Patterns
You might have seen decorated Band-Aids. Sticking plasters with different themes like Spiderman, Mickey Mouse, Barbie, etc. It was in 1951 that such decorated Band-Aids came into the market. They continue to be a commercial success.
A few years later, colored Band-Aids were introduced. Colors like brown, light brown, dark brown, etc, were used. This color system was introduced so that the Band-Aids could match the skin color tone of the user.
In Figures After the Battle
Since The World War II, Johnson & Johnson currently has estimated a sale of over 100 billion Band-Aids worldwide —Almost nothing!
Other Adhesive Bandage Brands
Along with Band-Aid Elastoplast, Nexcare and Curad are other notable adhesive bandage brands.
Sticking Plasters That Dissolve as Sugar
Nobody likes to take off a band-aid. Sometimes it hurts, sometimes it doesn’t.
For those who fear to take these first aid essentials, here are more Band-aid facts. The University of Pennsylvania’s scientific department has developed a process that could potentially create new options for sweet bandages that would eliminate the discomfort of removing them: starch adhesive bandages that are broken down into glucose, a material that the body absorbs easily.
The research team has applied for a provisional patent for their work. But until this patent is granted we must continue to hold our breath every time we get a band-aid.
What else do you have to share about the Band-Aids and its future? Relate it on the comment box! Who knows, maybe shortly robots could start needing those sticky bandages so they can repair themselves of its broken wires, that would not surprise me.