Tuesday, January 26, 2010
ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " B "
A Pop Icon turns 50.
Welcome to ABC Wednesday and the letter " B ".
The letter " B " is for a bundle of Bubble Wrap on a blue background.
People have walked to the alter dressed in it, wrapped their packages and even made displays at art museums. Mostly, they like the sound it makes when they destroy it. Its the stress reducer disguised as package cushioning.
Did you know the the product once was envisioned as a new type of wallpaper?
Bubble Wrap on a black background.
Did you know that there are more than 250 pages on Facebook devoted to Bubble Wrap?
Bubble Wrap is made by a company called Sealed Air in the state of New Jersey.
Air is trapped between plastic sheets after they pass over several rollers, one of which creates the indentations for the bubbles.
Bubble Wrap became an important cultural icon during the growth of computers. Something was needed to protect delicate components during shipping.
So Bubble Wrap, Happy Birthday. I'm glad you are 50 years old today, besides, I just love bursting your bubbles.
To see more "B" posts go to Mrs. Nesbitts link on my sidebar.
As always, enlarging the pictures will show more detail.