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2. The Poppy Field Was Really Carcinogenic

To create the poppy field scene they actually used chrysotile asbestos fibers. Asbestos is highly carcinogenic. In the film, the poppy field was meant to be dangerous as well. The Scarecrow says to the Cowardly Lion: “Run fast, and get out of this deadly flower bed as soon as you can. We will bring the little girl with us, but if you should fall asleep you are too big to be carried.”

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