Monday, February 8, 2016

Fact of the Day: Bubble Paper

When bubble-wrap was first invented, it was designed to be a plastic wall-paper. The idea was unsuccessful, but the inventors later saw its usefulness when it came to shipping and moving. 

16 comments:

  1. I truly love this stuff - so many uses!

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  2. I can just imagine it as wallpaper! It would make work and waiting rooms so much more interesting!

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  3. Bubble wrap is so addictive. It's like a legal drug that's popping. :)

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  4. It turned out to be rather useful for wrapping.

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  5. oh my gosh, i honestly can't resist bubble wraps. I mean, every time i see one, i pop it. haha :) nice to know the story behind it though. thanks adam :)

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  6. My kids always loved bubble wrap more than the present inside.

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  7. That would either make for the best wallpaper ever, or the worst. Jury's still out on that one.

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  8. Inventions often fail at their original purpose yet become popular as something else. Viagra failed to lower blood pressure but the unexpected side effects became marketable.

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  9. interesting how great ideas are born.

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  10. Who would ever have thought that!!
    I like popping the bubbles.

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  11. That would make one weird wall paper, but fun until all was popped

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  12. now that would be some pretty cool wallpaper...especially fun to pop....:)

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  13. Ha! That's interesting! I'm sure children would love if that idea had caught on--but we'd have to re-wallpaper every month or so!

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