Fun Fact January 31, 2022.

Today we celebrate our shipments arriving in tact.  According to National Day Calendar dot com, it’s National Bubble Wrap day!  In 1957 a couple of engineers from New Jersery named Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes sealed two shower curtains together, creating a smattering of air bubbles, which they originally tried to sell as wallpaper.  When that didn’t work out they tried to market it as insulation for green houses.  Strike two of about 400.  It wasn’t until 1960 that the products protective quality was discovered.  IBM was the first major client of the Sealed Air Corporation, using bubble wrap to ship their new 1401 computers.  For their efforts, in addition to the monetary rewards, Fielding and Chavannes were inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame in 1993.  The Veggie Tales gang even did a song about Bubble wrap.  Listen to the podcast here;