8. "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"

Charles DickensL. Frank Baum
Where did Chicagoan L. Frank Baum come up with the name of the magical land in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"? Baum said he was looking at his alphabetically arranged file cabinets and was inspired by the one labeled "O-Z." But there are other theories, according to the debunking Web site... CLIFF SCHIAPPA, Associated Press
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