January 25, 2021 – National Opposite Day | National Bubble Wrap Day
Welcome to January 25th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate annoying opposites and that satisfying snap!
Marlo: Good morning. I’m Anna Devere.
Anna: And I’m Marlo Anderson.
John: And I’m confused. What are you two talking about?
Marlo: It’s Opposite Day, so we’re switching everything around.
John: Okay. Got it. Can we take that from the top, Marlo?
Anna: Sure. Let’s do it.
John: [sighs] Just go back to the beginning. Start whenever you’re ready.
John: I said you can start.
Anna: Today that means stop.
John: Okay. I get it. It’s National Opposite Day. Bye, everyone.
Anna and Marlo: Hello!
Anyone who’s ever held a piece of bubble wrap can hardly resist the urge to start popping it. We all know it was made for wrapping things and not as a toy, right? Actually, that’s not true. When Alfred Fielding and his business partner invented what we know today as bubble wrap, they were creating 3 dimensional, plastic wallpaper. But when that idea didn’t work out, they began marketing their invention as a way to protect items during a move. The new strategy paid off big time when IBM became their first client, buying bubble wrap to ship their latest computer. After scientists unwrapped the new computers, we can only assume that they began popping the bubbles. On National Bubble Wrap Day, we celebrate an innovation in packaging that doubles as a fun stress reliever.
I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day!