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I’m forever popping bubbles

How much do you love popping the bubbles on a sheet of bubblewrap? Is there anyone out there who doesn’t like it? I certainly can’t find reference to a bubblewrap related phobia online. But enough of that, this wonderful material was invented in 1957 by Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes. But if you thought that they had set out to invent a packaging material you’d be wrong.

The pair had tried to develop a three-dimensional plastic wallpaper. This was a failure but they did then see the potential for the material they had created and voilà there you have bubblewrap. The brand name is owned by the Sealed Air Coporation, a company set up by Alfred Fielding in 1960. As for its use as a wallpaper I suppose it might have made it easier to make your own padded cell in any room of your house.

Finally click here if you’d like to partake in some on-line bubble popping fun.

About justwilliam1959

I've been on the planet for a more than half a century and I've lost all my hair but not my enthusiasm for life, my wife, reading and music! I started my first blog; With Just A Hint Of Mayhem in February 2009. In May 2011 I began two sister blogs to that first one; With Just A Hint Of Amelia and With Just A Hint Of Learning. A while later I also added the more random Stars In My Glasses to the family :-) Feel free to check them all out and let me know what you think!

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