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Three things you might not know about bubble wrap

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CNN) -- Happy Bubble Wrap appreciation day, here are a couple of things you might not have known about Bubble Wrap:

  1. It was originally designed to be a plastic wallpaper. The product was not a success. That's probably best, because people would totally pop your walls. Inventors Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding realized the lightweight, cushiony sheets would make a great shipping material to protect fragile items.
  2. Bubble Wrap is a brand name. Chavannes and Fielding founded the Sealed Air Corporation and have been selling Bubble Wrap inflated cushioning since 1960.
  3. The company caused a bit of a fuss last year when it announced a new type of Bubble Wrap that was lighter and easier to ship, but lacked the distinctive pop. Sealed Air was quick to reassure fans that they were not going to stop making the traditional, poppy favorite.

Here's what you do know: Popping bubbles can be more fun than the package it comes with.

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