Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Old Friend

Today marks Bubble Wrap's 50th Birthday!!!

Wahooo!!!

Who has not enjoyed a sheet or two of this during their lifetime? Ha, just thinking about this stuff puts a smile on my face. I've poked at the little bubbles one by one, put them on the ground and stomped on them and even twisted a sheet of them to get that machine gun like effect. Each and every time it's brought out my inner twelve year old.

And to think, some people even use them to ship things with. What fun is that?

Don't have any Bubble Wrap lying around to enjoy? No worries, click here. Once there scroll down and click on "Pop Some Virtual Bubble-Wrap Now" and you can have a virtual piece of your very own to pop. You use your mouse or touch pad to pop the bubbles (hint- hold down the shift key while popping to pop a bunch of them at a time).

Enjoy

23 comments:

Ron said...

OMG...how FUN was that?????

And I tried the "shift key" while popping and it sounded like gun shots!

YAHOOOOOOOOOOO!

Hey, I'm gonna keep that link on my favorites for when I need to get out some frustration!

POP! POP! POP!.....POP-POP!

Happy 50th Birthday Bubble Wrap...I love you!

Mike Golch said...

I used to work at a place where sheets of thestuff was put on the floor and than run over by a towmotor!

Jay said...

Everybody always starts out popping them one by one, but eventually starts rolling the wrap up like a newspaper and popping them all. So satisfying.

You can put it under the floor mat under your chair and roll back and forth and pop them that way too.

Jeff B said...

Ron- I knew you would love that site!!! Too fun

Mike- I'll bet that made a heck of a racket.

Jay- Yeah, you're right. Kind of like eating M&M's, I might be able to start one at a time, but eventually they're getting consumed by the handful.

Thom said...

Hau`oli La Hanau to Bubble Wrap. I can't believe it's almost as old as me and looks that good. How fun. Thanks for sharing :)

Travis said...

That was excellent!!!

Jeff B said...

Thom- It doesn't look a day over 49 dies it?

Travis- I rather enjoyed that site too.

Kelly H-Y said...

When my first two nieces were really young, Jeff wrapped up a gift of bubble wrap for them for Christmas. The rest of us gave toys and clothes. Guess which was the most popular, and the one they were playing with for the entire evening after opening it! :-) Oh yes ... the bubble wrap!

Kelly H-Y said...

When my first two nieces were really young, Jeff wrapped up a gift of bubble wrap for them for Christmas. The rest of us gave toys and clothes. Guess which was the most popular, and the one they were playing with for the entire evening after opening it! :-) Oh yes ... the bubble wrap!

quilly said...

I find I prefer the real thing to virtual bubble wrap. The good news is, I have a whole sheet and was just indulging myself with it yesterday. So therapeutic!

mostlygrocery.com said...

Yay! Best and cheapest stress reliever ever!

Susan at Stony River said...

Happy Birthday bubbles!!
My husband used to bring home sheets of it from work for the kids to play with. Better than toys!

Matt-Man said...

Bubble Wrap is greatest invention of all-time. Cheers Jeff!!

nitebyrd said...

That is SO much fun! Bubble wrap is truly one of life's pleasures.

Jeff B said...

Kelly- That's funny. I'll bet you all laughed as much as your niece did too.

Quilly- Definitely not the same, but in a pinch it'll do.

Mostlygrocery- Yeah, instead of all the anti-depressant meds out there, they should just off Bubble Wrap to pop.

Susan- Hours and hours of good clean fun to be had.

Matt-Man- It could just be the best thing since sliced bread.

Nitebyrd- I wonder if the inventor of it ever dreamed of its other use.

buffalodick said...

This is why there is no re-using bubble wrap! Everyone does what you do to it.. don't they? I do!

Bond said...

Someone sent me that link - or one similar - a while ago...I forgot all about it

THANKS for the reminder Jeff

OH and there is a button there for Manic Mode...click that and you do not need the shift key

Nessa said...

Happy BD, BW! Is there anything more satisfying than popping a pocket of air?

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Jeff B said...

Buffalo- You're right. Ha, a Bubble Wrap recycling plant would be a losing business for sure.

Bond- Hey, didn't look for the manic button. Gonna have to go back and pop a few more now.

Nessa- So simple...so enjoyable.

Mel said...

k......

I was going to refrain cuz himself is silently reading some book that looks totally boring.

HOWEVER....

*snickering, turning up the volume and clicking the link*

Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

Dana said...

That was AWESOME!!

I love bubble wrap so much I'm considering getting my own [Electronic Bubble Wrap Keychain]

Jeff B said...

Mel- hehehehe I can almost see his eyes rolling at you.

Dana- No set of keys is complete without one.

Desert Songbird said...

Hehe. My kids were taking bubble wrap last night and marching on it. We have laminate flooring, and it makes a great platform for the bubble wrap.

I have a bubble wrap application on my iPod touch; my kids and I have a contest see who can get the highest score. So far I'm in the lead. Go me!