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?
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.
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…
If you're looking for a cheap but aesthetically pleasing and environmentally conscious way to both tantalize your neighbors and keep them from peeping all the goods, we can't think of a better way than bubble wrap curtains. Hell, we even have real curtains and we might put some of these up instead. If we can resist…
Who needs a package to pop bubble wrap? In Japan, it seems it's perfectly sane—as well as logical—to buy a product called "Pucchin Sukatto!" It's basically a pack of 15 square sheets of—yes— that's right, bubble wrap, just to pop. For fun. I like the fact that it's noted as a "toy, a gift, a party prize or a…