Boiling water is one of the easiest and most reliable ways to get rid of dangerous parasites and bacteria, and thanks to MIT, the next time you go camping you might be able to leave the stove and matches at home. All you’ll need is a sponge, some unpopped bubble wrap, and some sunlight.
What’s the most amazing thing about bubble wrap? Popping it. Oh the delicious sensation. What kind of evil monster would want to eliminate the wonderful pop?
In the last couple of days, the internet has been abuzz with some shocking news: soon, you won’t be able to pop bubble wrap. The Sealed Air Corporation, which manufacturers the product, announced a replacement that’s come a long way since it’s original use: wallpaper.
Our ruthless new era of super-efficient global shipping has made it irrelevant.
All humans have a weakness, something they simply can't resist, and while that can vary from person to person, there's not a single human on the planet who can overcome the temptation of popping a sheet of bubble wrap. But attempting to pop this set of bubble wrap glasses will only lead to a trip to the emergency room.
If bubble wrap is good enough to protect that ceramic frog you bought on eBay as it's shipped from Taiwan, surely a suit made from the same material would give mere mortals invincibility, right? At the least, Vat19's $15 blazer and pants set made from bubble wrap would provide a decent buffer from the other commuters…
You can have your graphene or your insane non-flammable fabric or some NASA space material, magic material to me will always be bubble wrap. It's catnip for humans with souls and the process to make it is pretty fascinating. It starts with resin that is vacuumed out and heated to create a film and used to trap air.
There are few things in life more satisfying than a bubble wrap pop, the very definition of tension released. It follows, then, that bubble wrap that cannot be popped is the antithesis of satisfaction, a new form of pure tension, forged deep in the belly of Mount Cringe. It's also the perfect way to start the day.
Few legal substances are as addicting and therapeutic as popping bubble wrap. It's catnip, eucalyptus leaves, coca leaves, maple syrup, honey and coconut water combined into a transparent, air filled plastic sheet. Humans lose hours to get the quick fix of popping every last air bubble. It turns out animals, like this…
Wow, you didn't realize there was a way to roll down the street in style like this. THAT SOUND! It's like a big, long continuous fart. This guy is gonna make millions.
The only reason why bubble wrap exists is so that people can pop them. That's a universal fact. So color me surprised when I found out another thing you can do with bubble wrap: make art. Bradley Hart injected bubble wrap with paint to create these wonderful portraits.
Are you one of the millions of Americans who suffer from the addiction of popping bubble wrap? Do you have to ensure that every last pocket of air is destroyed before you can return to your regular routine?
Have you ever wondered how much bubble wrap you'd need to envelop yourself in to survive a 60-meter fall? Oh, what am I saying — of course you have. But I bet you've never actually sat down and worked through the physics to arrive at thoroughly reasoned answer.
I hate ties but I love bubble wrap. So do I love this tie with bubble wrap on its backside? Absofreakinglutely. It's the perfect time killer for office suits: sitting in your cubicle, fiddling with your tie, and popping air bubbles! Business in the front, party in the back. [Neatorama]
We gadget freaks obsess over gear, big and small: cameras, phones, notebooks, desktops, home theater speakers, HDTVs, and much more. But how often do we pay attention to the technology surrounding our gear, the packing material that keeps it safe?
Look at the giant bubble-wrap that's going to encircle these identical 25-story towers. OK, OK, it's actually a honeycomb screen that helps reduce cooling needs. The Abu Dhabi Investment Council sure is lucky to get such shiny, swank new headquarters.
The previously Japan only Mugen Puchi Puchi bubble wrap toy is now available in the US for $5.99. It's available in four colors: cold sore pink, pea soup green, dying of exposure blue and cadaver grey. It's fun, yes, but the sound effect unfortunately doesn't sound all that much like the *POP* of a real bubble wrap…
I haven't met a single soul who doesn't like popping bubblewrap, and now there's BubbleCalendar, a full printed calendar that uses the bigger, more satisfying bubbles. And that might all be very neat and stress-relieving... but I have misgivings. Doesn't the expiry of another day of your life, disappearing into the…