Monday, January 30, 2012

Poppity Pop Pop Pop - Can't Stop!

Raise your hand if you adore Bubble Wrap.

It's irresistible, isn't it?

That is why this fun-filled, cushioned packing material has it's own holiday - today!

Yes, It's National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. Woo Hoo!

Bubble Wrap (which is a brand name by the way, like Kleenex is to tissue, Coke is to cola) was invented more than 50 years ago by Al Fielding, an American engineer, and Marc Chavannes, a Swiss inventor, who set out to create a textured wallpaper of some sort, but ended up with a very popular packaging material instead. Go figure.

The only bad thing I can come up with about Bubble Wrap is that if we happen to have some in the house from a package or what not, there needs to be enough so each child gets their fair share. If you have children, you know what I'm talking about.

Bubble Wrap is just plain fun!
That's a good thing, and so are these three things, too.

2. It is useful. Stating the obvious. If you are packing and shipping something fragile, it's a must-have. It also can be used to insulate windows during the cold winter months. Hmmm, perhaps we should try that?

3. It sparks creativity. You can get your craft on with Bubble Wrap. You can paint with it or on it, you can create weird and wacky costumes or clothing, or you can whip up some fanciful decorations.

1. It is a stress reliever. A recent survey revealed that just over one minute of popping Bubble Wrap provides stress relief equivalent to a 33 minute massage. Wow, that's interesting. Perhaps I should have T pick me up a giant roll to keep on hand at all times. Or I can just try this little box.

If you're looking for some Bubble Wrap time-wasting fun, click POP! You can thank me later.

Happy Popping!

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