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Uncommon Knowledge: Want a bubble-wrapped bedroom?

Bubbles by Andrea Doss | UncommonGoodsIf the original inventors of bubble wrap had their way in 1957, you’d be popping your way to a peaceful sleep. Trying to create textured wallpaper by sealing two shower curtains together, Al Fielding and Marc Chavannes were intrigued by the air pockets caught between layers and thought it could be the future of wall décor. Needless to say, this didn’t catch on. The ambitious inventors tried to market it again as greenhouse insulation, which proved to be another dud. Third time was a charm, though, when the creator of the first IBM computer commissioned the addictive material for safety packing, making it the mailroom addiction we love today. We dare you not to pop every time you receive a package.

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Written by Nathan

Nathan is a copywriter, who helps create our product descriptions as well as our weekly emails. He is also a nationally award-winning musical theater writer, whose work includes an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver. Nathan has also been a classical violinist, tutored Kazakhstani jewelers in entrepreneurship, created large-scale games played across entire city blocks, served as a missionary in South Korea, conducted experiments in sonoluminescence, co-founded an exotic fruit-growing business, was a theater critic for Tucson Weekly, and as a teenager composed a women’s jazz quartet that is currently performed around the world.

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