#840 Popping Bubble Wrap

Get your thumbs ready

Okay, trivia time.

What were the two inventors of Bubble Wrap trying to make instead of packaging material back in 1957 at the Sealed Air Corporation? Take a guess and let’s see what you got (answer below).

For the patient folks, let’s chat for a moment about the different ways to do the deed:

1. Olde Time Classic. Your average pop. Just squeezing it in your hands with a satisfied smile on your face. Nothing flashy here, folks. Just a thumb, some fingers, and lots of satisfying pops.

2. The Big Bang. A trickier move, this one requires delicately wrapping the unpopped bubble wrap into a tight ball or Bubble Cube, and then, in one quick move, just hugging the whole thing against your body really hard. Try to do this before 10pm so you don’t wake the neighbors.

Can't you hear the Aerosmith?

3. Walk This Way. You’ll need a large piece of bubble wrap for this one, likely from a new TV or fridge that got delivered to your house. Just pull the wrap out, lay it down on the floor, take off your socks, and … just walk all over it. Walk back and forth, walk in circles, just don’t stop walking, don’t stop popping. When the pops slow down you may have to inspect it closely for any leftover bubbles. I say jump on those ones.

4. The Virtual Pop. Crank up the sound and get your pop on, people.

5. The Twister. Just hold it in front of you, roll it up like a carpet, and twist your hands in different directions really hard. When you’re done, you’ll have a nice flat well-popped piece in the center of your wrap, and you’ll have to move on to a new section.

6. Mini-Pops. Sometimes you expect to pull out a big, fat mess of bubble wrap and out comes a thin, little sheet of mini-bubbles instead. But sometimes that’s all you get, man. So do a few mini-pops and enjoy it.

My friends, loudly popping bubble wrap is a great joy in life. It’s a satisfying stress relief, a fun surprise, and a rare little moment to act like a kid during a boring day at the office or while unpacking after a hectic move.

So, aren’t you glad they made Bubble Wrap into packing material and not textured wallpaper instead?



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14 responses to “#840 Popping Bubble Wrap

  1. I once gave a roll of bubble wrap to a friend for her birthday.

    Best. Present. Ever. :D

  2. Reminds me once using it. interesting.

  3. Peachgrace

    Popping bubble wrap is literally one of my FAVORITE things to do when it’s gets to the house. And I thought I was the only one who hopped on bubble wrap like it was a dance floor! XD

  4. There’s a big roll of it in the mail room here at work and every time I’m in there, I have to pop a few.
    Last time I had Zach in at work with me, I gave him the big bubbles to walk on and play with. He had a ball!

  5. Max

    Oh, I really love bubble wrap. It’s the absolute best. Now I need to pop a whole roll of bubble wrap.

  6. wendy

    Dance mat for sure!!!…In honor of Chris, whose idea was this and on Bubble wrap put a whole new “twist”<3. Hope. Laugh. Dance. Love. Live.
    "C'mon c'mon, c'mon baby now… c'mon and work it on out!"

  7. I’ve got extra large bubble wrap that I’m saving to drive over in the garage to scare the crap out of my son.

  8. Adiba

    LOL I ❤ the sound

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