Celebrate Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day with virtual bubble popping

Originally invented as a plastic backed wallpaper in New Jersey garage 50 years ago, bubble wrap never really caught on as wallpaper, but it quickly became the go to packaging material for shipping heavy or fragile items.

No one knows how long it took for the iconic packaging material to transform yet again from a simple packing tool to stress reliever, afternoon child entertainer and tool of pranksters, but it has and to celebrate its place in the American psyche, every year the last Monday of January is celebrated as Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.