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Jan 29, 2013 12:37 PM by Kirsten Bennett

News 5 celebrates "Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day"

Did you celebrate Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day?

The staff on News 5 at 6:30 decided to show our appreciation, inspired by a world record in the hometown of bubble wrap.

Students at a Hawthorne N.J. high school successfully entered the Guinness World Record books in a brand new category Monday.

366 students filled the gymnasium of Hawthorne High School to set the record for the most people popping Bubble Wrap at one time .

The students were given two-minutes to pop as much Bubble Wrap as humanly possible to celebrate the thirteenth annual Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.

At the end of the two-minutes, the students popped more than eight-thousand-square-feet- of the packing material, and became the first group to set a record in the new category.

To add special meaning to this record setting event, the students used this eye popping feat to collect donations to support Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newton, Connecticut, where 20 children were killed in a mass shooting December 14, 2012.

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

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is celebrated every year on the last Monday in January.

 

A special thanks to Sam and Kay Morgan at The UPS Store on W. 29th St. in Pueblo for donating the bubble wrap.

If you want to learn more about this important day, CLICK HERE.

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