Today is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!

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This holiday is celebrated every last Monday of the month of January every year. The curious little holiday was started by Spirit 95, a radio station based in Indiana, in the early 2000s in honour of this reliable packaging material and thing of easy fancy. What makes this year’s Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day even more special that it has been 50 years since this has become a part of everyday living.

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Typically used to serve as a cushion for delicate and sensitive items, it protects them from shock and vibration during the transport. It comes in different sizes and intervals to suit the material it encases. Bubble wrap is also a very useful casing that can protect the material from other elements too.

Other than safeguarding items, this can also be used as a plaything for the bored and easily amused by popping the titular ‘bubbles’ which are actually sealed in tiny packets of air; producing the distinctive ‘pop’ that never fails to amuse.

It was invented by two engineers named Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes during the later 1950s. Initially, the two conceived this project to be able to create a type of plastic wallpaper however failed to realize this concept. However, they managed to make the most of what they had made and refined it further for packaging purposes—making it into the bubble wrap we are all so familiar with to this very day.

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day can be celebrated in a myriad of ways, mostly showing how much we have benefited from this invention. Bubble Wrap-oriented sports events are held which include popping bubbles and making creative works from the said material. But for those who aren’t able to participate in this live events, may still enjoy through online games and applications.

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