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Public Stress Relief Bubble Wrap Station

posted by Chris Valentine

If the stress of city living is getting to you, perhaps you should stop by the public stress relief bubble wrap station. It was created by artist Fra-Biancoshock and is located at a bus stop in Milan, Italy. Fra-Biancoshock was also kind enough to label each piece of bubble wrap according to size – you can get the 3 minute, 5 minute, or 10 minute bubble wrap, depending on how much time you have in your busy schedule. Hey, it might not be as good as a massage, but it’s a nice diversion when you’re on the go.

Free Bubble Wrap Anti Stress Station

The origin of bubble wrap is interesting. In 1957, two engineers – Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes – were trying to create a kind of plastic wallpaper, which resulted in bubble wrap. Nobody used it as wallpaper, but as a cushioning material for packages it worked great. Later, people noticed that popping the bubbles was a nice stress reliever.

Sources: Rebel Art, Packaging Knowledge

H/T to Alyx

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