What was the intended use for Bubble Wrap when it was invented in 1957?
– Carpet padding
– Food storage
Answer: Bubble Wrap’s original purpose was far from what we use the product for today. Bubble wrap was originally meant to cover your wall – not for safety, but for style. That’s right: it was originally meant to be a wallpaper. In 1957 two inventors named Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes were attempting to create a three-dimensional plastic wallpaper. Although the idea was a failure, they found that what they did make could be used as packing material. Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is celebrated on the last Monday of January.