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.
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