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Why is bubblewrap so therapeutic?
« on: 28/05/2006 16:30:33 »
Not sure where to post this so playin' safe...
 
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Why does almost everyone love popping bubblewrap?? Is there some psychological reason [?]

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Re: Why is bubblewrap so therapeutic?
« Reply #1 on: 28/05/2006 18:23:55 »
People just love to do things with their hands..

....even the use of the virtual bubble wrap where the mouse becomes a proxy hand !..

......I even have it on my PDA and so the stylus is used....plus...there's just something comforting about the sound of the ' pop '.....that tiny release of air as the bubble is deflated  actually ' feels ' good....

....it's an emotional release...and if you have ' hands on ' experience it's also a tactile one.

..It's therapeutic because it has a calming effect...it's mundane and settling for the soul.....does not take great brainpower and so anyone can do it and is therefore relaxing...

.....frustration is borne from the stubborn bubble that will not pop !!

...it's fun !!!

Thanks for the link !!!....I'm well chilled now !!

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Re: Why is bubblewrap so therapeutic?
« Reply #2 on: 30/05/2006 01:59:47 »
yes neil,we hear you like to do things with your hands ! ! !

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Re: Why is bubblewrap so therapeutic?
« Reply #3 on: 30/05/2006 02:28:24 »
COZ they pop and we all like to pop every now and again.


i'm in need of an injection of humour:)

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Re: Why is bubblewrap so therapeutic?
« Reply #4 on: 30/05/2006 02:48:07 »
They should fill bubblewrap with laughing gas.:D

Thats a great idea maybe i should patent it.

Michael
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Re: Why is bubblewrap so therapeutic?
« Reply #5 on: 30/05/2006 02:52:50 »
I just realized they use Nitrous Oxide as fuel in dragsters , so is that why they call them funny cars.

Please tell me im wrong :)

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Re: Why is bubblewrap so therapeutic?
« Reply #6 on: 30/05/2006 03:35:26 »
quote:
Originally posted by ukmicky

I just realized they use Nitrous Oxide as fuel in dragsters , so is that why they call them funny cars.

Please tell me im wrong :)

Michael



You're wrong Michael! :D

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Re: Why is bubblewrap so therapeutic?
« Reply #7 on: 30/05/2006 16:07:06 »
quote:
Originally posted by optics

Not sure where to post this so playin' safe...
 
http://www.virtual-bubblewrap.com/popnow.shtml
 
Why does almost everyone love popping bubblewrap?? Is there some psychological reason [?]

Jo[:X]





Could it be the vestige of a primal instinct to remove nutritious seeds from their non-nutritious pods ?.
« Last Edit: 30/05/2006 16:09:59 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: Why is bubblewrap so therapeutic?
« Reply #8 on: 30/05/2006 16:13:41 »
quote:
Originally posted by ukmicky

They should fill bubblewrap with laughing gas.:D

Thats a great idea maybe i should patent it.

Michael



They should fill bubblewrap with Helium, the postage would be cheaper :).
 

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Re: Why is bubblewrap so therapeutic?
« Reply #9 on: 30/05/2006 16:35:18 »
quote:
Originally posted by ROBERT

quote:
Originally posted by ukmicky

They should fill bubblewrap with laughing gas.:D

Thats a great idea maybe i should patent it.

Michael



They should fill bubblewrap with Helium, the postage would be cheaper :).



But would the cost of the helium outweigh the saving in postage ?

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Re: Why is bubblewrap so therapeutic?
« Reply #10 on: 30/05/2006 18:31:37 »
Thanks for the laughs[8D]
Think Neils answer is closest to the truth[^]
Off to buy something on e-bay now, they fleece you on postage but you get free bubblewrap[:I]
 

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Re: Why is bubblewrap so therapeutic?
« Reply #11 on: 31/05/2006 17:19:51 »
has anyone ever seen the episode of red-dwarf where (in the future) they actually have sheets of bubble wrap in their first aid kit for emergency situations requiring instant stress releif.  they have a fancy name and everything, but all it is is a red sheet of bubble wrap with a first aid symbol (cross) on it.  the main character realizes how simple it is and how easy it would have been to invent and tries going back in time to invent it.  of course all of your normal problems that happen when someone on TV or teh movies goes back in time to change the past..... quite cliche, but still funny.

i loved that show.  haven't seen it for years though.

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Re: Why is bubblewrap so therapeutic?
« Reply #12 on: 31/05/2006 21:14:09 »
Yep i remember that one:) That said, I am sad enough to have them all on DVD ;)
 

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Re: Why is bubblewrap so therapeutic?
« Reply #13 on: 31/05/2006 21:16:22 »
quote:
Originally posted by optics

Yep i remember that one:) That said, I am sad enough to have them all on DVD ;)



Me too !!..got them all...and before acquiring DVD goodness I taped them all...every single one !!...YAYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!

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Re: Why is bubblewrap so therapeutic?
« Reply #14 on: 31/05/2006 21:22:46 »
Wicked program. I never knew they showed that in the USA. I remember a long time ago during series one wondering why they called it red dwarf.:)

UKTV gold has just shown most of them.
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