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What does HBC stand for?

HBC stands for Hale-Bopp Comet

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She laments the "help" of amateurs who told the public that the Hale-Bopp comet was being followed by an alien craft (actually a distant star), leading to the mass suicide of 49 Heaven's Gate cultists.
and Wooden Heart 1975 The Shadows were beaten into second place at the Eurovision Song Contest by the Dutch entry Ding-a-Dong 1997 The Hale-Bopp comet reached its closest point to earth 2002 Celebrity chefs were accused of creating a mountain of unused ingredients and gadgets in people's homes, as the average Brit tried to copy fads created by the likes of Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver 2003 ITN Correspondent Terry Lloyd was killed while reporting from the war in Iraq 2004 The spiritual leader of Hamas, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, was assassinated by Israeli helicopters
The Sparrow (Villard Books) by Mary Doria Russell, published last year, shines like the Hale-Bopp comet that lit the heavens this past spring.
The curators penned "Inside-Out" well before the Heaven's Gate people decided to leave their containers and meet the welcoming ETs lurking in the shadow of the Hale-Bopp comet, but obviously the two are tuned in to our culture's pathetic - yet irresistibly funny - obsessions with paranormal experience, extraterrestrial life, angels, psychics, the occult.