Jan. 30 was National Bubble Wrap Appreciation day, and self-storage operator StorageMart celebrated with a unique "eggsperiment" and some pure and simple fun, all of which it captured on video for the company YouTube channel. Newly added videos include "Favorite Ways to Pop," "Egg Drop" and "Egg Drop 2: Eggbert's Revenge."
As a seller of packing and moving supplies in addition to being a renter of storage space, the company wanted to see if one of its best-selling items—bubble wrap—could protect an egg from a 20-foot fall. The egg, known as Eggbert, survived the drop, but not the food fight that followed.
As part of the celebration, StorageMart employees also demonstrated some of their favorite techniques for popping bubble wrap.
A poll conducted by Sealed Air Corp., the maker of the Bubble Wrap brand, revealed that popping bubble wrap seems to lessen Americans' stress over their health as well as unexpected events, such as a missed flight, according to a StorageMart press release. In its videos, the company suggests that bubble wrap can help eliminate moving stress by protecting valuables and providing diversion.
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is celebrated every year on the last Monday in January. The term "bubble wrap" was coined in 1960 by engineers Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding, who intended the material to be used as textured wall paper. Bubble wrap was also tried as a greenhouse insulation. Eventually, it came to be known as the addictive packing material people seem to love.
The StorageMart bubble wrap videos can be viewed at www.youtube.com/StorageMartMedia.
StorageMart is a full-service self-storage provider with more than 130 locations in the United States and Canada. It funds the “StorageMart ScholarSmarts” program, which annually awards $10,000 in educational scholarships.