International Bubble Wrap Day

In Today’s Pop(ular) Issue

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
Bubble Rap
Bubble Wrap
That’s Amaaaaaaaaazing
Random Joke

Feeling a little stressed lately.? Then, this special day is made for you!

It’s Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.

As anyone who has ever come in contact with it knows, bubble wrap is not just a protective wrapping for things. It is also a wonderful stress reliever! Just squeeze the bubbles in the Bubble wrap, and feel the stress disappear with each POP…POP…POP.

So, grab a piece of bubble wrap today, and go to town!


Little blisters of air

Bubbles suspended in plastic

How they get there I don’t

Know, I think it’s fantastic

Protective convex covering

Almost see through

Peek into the packaging

Your prize just in view.

But forget your purchase

It’s the wrapping raps

For it the joy of the pop

When you squeeze in the gaps

A stress release

Tiny small joy

Blahdy Blahdy Blah Blah

Helen of Troy

(I think I run out of steam a bit there)



Sleep on air while camping: 
Get a better night’s sleep on a camping trip. Take a 2m roll of wide bubble wrap to use as a mat under a sleeping bag. If you don’t have a sleeping bag, just fold a 3.6-metre-long piece of wide bubble wrap in half, bubble side out and gaffer-tape the edges. Then slip in and enjoy a restful night in your makeshift padded sleeping bag.

Its original purpose was wallpaper: In 1957, in an attempt to create a textured wallpaper, engineer Alfred W. Fielding and Swiss inventor Marc Chavannes sealed two shower curtains together in such a way that air bubbles were captured, giving the wallpaper a textured appearance.

It can insulate your windows:
Is your home feeling drafty? Simply cut a sheet of bubble cushioning to the size of your window, spray the window with water, and place the flat side against the glass for instant insulation. Since it’s clear, you won’t lose the natural light.

Protect Produce in the Fridge:
Line the crisper drawer with bubble wrap to prevent bruises to fruit and other produce. Cleaning the fridge will be easier too – when the lining gets dirty, just throw it away and replace it with fresh bubble wrap.

Stress Relief:
Get popping! Research shows that one minute spent popping bubble wrap relives as much stress as a 30 minute massage.


The most people popping bubble wrap simultaneously is 2,681, achieved by the Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (USA) at the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch in Elbert, Colorado, USA, on 19 September 2015.

Random Joke of the Day

I met this bloke with a didgeridoo playing Dancing Queen. I thought “That’s ABBAriginal!”

Have you got a kindle or e-book reader? Then as a gift from me you can now buy

my recent release, “Tales of the Unexpected” for the amazing low price of £1.99 (cheaper than a cup

of coffee) 


B Silver
5.0 out of 5 stars

Great diverse short stories
28 October 2019
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

Love this writer I bought his previous books and in my opinion this is the best so far. The stories are much more diverse than the others. For a book of short stories there are a lot there, great to pop in and read as and when you want to. Read mine on the train, I laughed out loud at one point making my fellow passengers jump out of their seats. Recommended read….

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