Category Archives: Trivia


Even More Facts You Didn’t Know About Johnson & Johnson

Margaret on July 28th, 2009 at 5:12PM

Strange But True:  The Baby Powder that Helped Launch a Rocket 1. JOHNSON’S® Baby Powder was used by NASA to help insure the successful launch of the Apollo 8 spacecraft in 1968.  The rocket had a rubber strip holding together a … Continue reading


Dr. Kilmer’s Cat

Margaret on October 14th, 2008 at 4:41PM

Frederick Barnett Kilmer Fred Kilmer, the Company’s Chief Scientific Officer from 1889 to 1934, took his role as a scientist, writer, guardian of public health and educator of the public very seriously.  But he was not against ever so subtly … Continue reading


Does This Man’s Handwriting Look Familiar to You?

Margaret on May 20th, 2008 at 3:27PM

  Most people, unless they read this blog, have probably never heard of James Wood Johnson, one of the three brothers who founded Johnson & Johnson in 1886.  But more than a billion people around the world are familiar with … Continue reading


10 Things You Didn’t Know About J&J

Margaret on April 30th, 2008 at 10:58AM

  A Peek Inside One of Our Offices in the Mid-1940s   1. The Company started on the fourth floor of an old wallpaper factory. 2. In the Nineteen-teens, before air conditioning, Johnson & Johnson had a swimming pool for employees – … Continue reading


Beauty Spots

Margaret on March 25th, 2008 at 6:05PM

Throughout its history, Johnson & Johnson has been known for developing and making products in response to needs in society…such as the first commercially available sterile surgical dressings.  Occasionally, though, the Company produced a product that helped fill a more … Continue reading


A Mystery Solved!

Margaret on October 26th, 2007 at 3:45PM

There’s a little-known legend surrounding the Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters site in New Brunswick.  The legend concerns the fact that when one of the old buildings was removed some years ago, a tunnel leading to the Raritan River was … Continue reading


Johnson & Johnson and the Electric Light

Margaret on February 28th, 2007 at 4:47PM

Thomas Alva Edison invented and perfected many of the things that shaped modern life, such as the phonograph, an improved stock ticker, carbon microphone and commercially practical electric lighting.  But what was his connection to the early days of Johnson … Continue reading