Top10 Popping Bubble Wrap Facts!

Whether it comes to fragile goods that needs protection in transit/storage or relieving stress, bubble wrap has been bringing joys to its customers since 1960. There are plenty of facts about this popping goodness you didn’t know – until now

  1. It was originally designed as a 3D wallpaper which did not attract that much attention from the people. It was until later that its cushioning capabilities were discovered.                                                                                                                                                                           
  2. Can bubble wrap with all its cushioning properties cushion a fall? contributor, Rhett Allain estimated that one might need 39 layers of bubble wrap in order to survive a fall out of a sixth-story window.                                                                                      
  3. The final Monday of January is known as the Bubble Appreciation Day. This started in America after an Indiana radio station received their delivery of microphones. They were all wrapped in the bubble wrap and the sound of it popping was unintentionally broadcast. This led to a special day allocated to it each year.                                                                                                 
  4. The name Bubble Wrap is actually a generic trademark and is owned by Sealed Air Corporation. No competing air-cushioning company can use this term.                                                                                                                                                      
  5. In December 2005 an Air force base in mexico mistook its pops for gunshots.                               
  6. Every year, enough bubble wrap is made that it can go around the earth a massive 10 times.                                                                               
  7. Want to get a better night’s sleep on a camping trip? Take a 2m roll and use it as a mat under your sleeping bag.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  8. A 30 year-old primary school deputy headteacher, Rachel Robinson wore a dress made of bubble wrap when she tied the knot with Duncan Turner, 32.                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  9. Bored with normal calendars? Sealed Air has you covered. They license day calendars that allows you to mark dates by popping a bubble.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  10. As we all know popping bubble wrap comes in life’s greatest small pleasures. Researches show that one minute popping relieves as much stress as 30 min massage.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Next on Top10

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