Sealed Air Corporation, the makers of Bubble Wrap brand cushioning, and 366 students from Hawthorne High School joined forces to set an official Guinness World Records title to celebrate the 13th Annual Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.
According to the company, it is a day where millions around the globe honor the creation of Bubble Wrap brand cushioning, invented more than 50 years ago.
The pop icon and the New Jersey high school set the record for “The Most People Popping Bubble Wrap at One Time,” with 366 students popping more than 8,000 square feet of the packaging material at an event of epic bubble-popping proportions on Monday morning in the town of Bubble Wrap’s birthplace, Hawthorne, N.J.
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Earlier, Nintendo fans found a spectacular way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Kirby video game character. At the PAX Prime conference in Seattle, 536 attendees gathered together and set a new Guinness World Records achievement for the most people blowing a chewing gum bubble simultaneously. (Read: World Record for Blowing a Chewing Gum Bubble)
“Celebrating Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day where it all began in Hawthorne with a brand new Guinness World Record has made this holiday extra special this year,” said Rohn Shellenberger, business manager at Sealed Air. “We are proud to commemorate the day with Hawthorne High School and all of the Bubble Wrap cushioning fans around the world.”
Rolls of Bubble Wrap cushioning filled the gym at Hawthorne High School, as hundreds of students, were given two minutes using their hands and feet to pop as much of this packaging material as possible.