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Betcha can't pop just one; Bubble Wrap offers stress relief First conceived as type of wallpaper
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Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Fernandez, Don
Date: Dec 27, 2004
Start Page: D.13
Section: Life
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In 1957, engineers Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes originally conceived Bubble Wrap as a type of wallpaper. Clearer heads prevailed, and the product was re-envisioned as a packing material. The pair was inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame in 1993.

"I remember when getting presents wrapped in bubble, I would save that precious gift to savor the feel," says bubble-busting fan Charles Shackelford. "Now my kids are doing the exact same thing. Bubble Wrap (which is trademarked) transcends all generations."

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