Suffering a case of the Mondays? Try celebrating Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.
Yes, that's a real holiday.
Today's celebration was started in 2001 by an Indiana radio station, the Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day Web site notes. The station hosted a Bubblympiad with events like a popping relay and sculpture and design contests.
Two New Jersey engineers invented Bubble Wrap in 1957. Originally, they were trying to make a plastic wallpaper with a paper backing. When idea didn't work, the product transformed into a cushioning packaging material.
Visit the Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day Web site to watch Bubble Wrap videos and play virtual Bubble Wrap games. You can access the site by clicking on the link that accompanies this page.