Today is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, so go ahead, let your bubble-wrap-freak-flag-fly and sit around popping the stuff all day!
A little FYI for ya, Bubble Wrap was invented in 1957 by two engineers in Hawthorne, New Jersey — Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding. They were trying to make a plastic wallpaper with a paper backing. That idea never took off, but they realized their invention could be used as packing material since at that time there wasn’t a suitable material for packing heavy items. Chavannes and Fielding raised $9,000 and in 1960 incorporated the Sealed Air Corp.
OMG-how bad would YOU like to have been one of those who contributed part of that 9K-or their descendants?!
Anyway, in honor of this prestigious day (that somehow Hallmark ignores-btw) I came across a few of these…”different” uses for Bubble Wrap
-Bubble Wrap Alarm — Just place Bubble Wrap on the floor inside your doors and windows. Then, when one breaks in and walks across the floor, you will be “popped” into alert of the intruder.
-Bubblehelmet — This is NOT to be taken seriously. This is “Jackass”-ish at best. Just wrap copious amounts of Bubble Wrap around your head and seal in place with tape. It may protect your head from minor bumps, but it won’t protect you from ridicule from all who see you.
-Bubble Wrap Insect Repellent –Now THIS ONE intrigues. Although it would be used most in summer when it’s hot-and this practice is not a cooling one, it sounds pretty cool (no pun intended). Cover your arms, legs, etc. in Bubble Wrap. When bugs go to bite you, it will pop and the poof of air will send the offending bug off to a rapid, explosive demise.
-Sweet Dreams — I’ve done this more than once when moving. I couldn’t find what box the pillows were packed in, so I rolled up some Bubble Wrap. Works great!
-Bubble Wrap Boob Job –This is a “ladies only” thing (we hope). Padding a bra with Bubble Wrap gives a nice natural feeling without the nasty side effects of silicone implants. Yet, I can’t help imagining a less-than-smooth exterior appearance. Oh, and don’t hug anyone too tightly!