Mass bubble wrap popping record set in US
Students at a high school in the US state of New Jersey enter the Guinness World Record books for the most people popping bubble wrap at one time.
A total of 336 students at Hawthorne High School took part in the record attempt.
They were given two-minutes to pop as much bubble wrap as humanly 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, in Newton, Connecticut, where 20 children were killed in a mass shooting on December 14, 2012.
Bubble Wrap was invented in Hawthorne, NJ in 1960 by inventors Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding.
"It was actually intended to be some type of textured wallpaper," said Ron Shellenberger, Sealed Air Corporation, manufacturer of bubble wrap.
"Our inventors realised that 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."
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