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Trivia: Stranger in a Strange Land

  • Defictionalization:
    • The water-filled sleeping sac that Heinlein imagined preceded the waterbed by several years.
    • There is a real-world religious group which is based upon the trappings of Mike's teachings. It's even rumored that Heinlein wrote the novel on a bet with L. Ron Hubbard (founder of Scientology), to see which one could start a bigger cult, but decided to call the whole thing off when it started getting a little too real. That story, however, has never been confirmed.