Quirky News

  • 29 January 2013, 11:55

Students break bubble wrap popping record

Students at a US high school have broken the world record for the most people popping bubble wrap at the same time.

A total of 336 students at Hawthorne High School in New Jersey took part in the record attempt.

They were given two-minutes to pop as much bubble wrap as possible and succeeded in popping more than 8,000 square feet of the packing material.

The event was held to celebrate the thirteenth annual Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day and raise money for Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 children were killed in a mass shooting in December.

Bubble Wrap was invented in Hawthorne, New Jersey, in 1960 by inventors Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding.

Manufacturer Ron Shellenberger said: "It was actually intended to be some type of textured wallpaper.

"Our inventors realised it was great packaging material, and hence today it's become its own pop-culture phenomenon, where everybody loves to pop it for the fun and enjoyment."