Bubble wrap is so beloved that it even has its ownappreciation day.
Mark your calendars now — the next one rolls around on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.
Sure, bubble wrap's purpose is to protect fragile items from damage, but there are a lot of people who get plenty of enjoyment from popping it.
Weird Al Yankovic honors fun with bubble wrap in two lines from his song "White & Nerdy":
Spend my nights with a roll of bubble wrapPOP POP! Hope no one sees me gettin' freaky!
It was that pop pop sound which was apparently mistaken for gunfire Monday at an Eastern University apartment building located on the property of Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa.
Officials at the academy in suburban Philadelphia said in a statement that a student heard what she thought were shots fired and called 911.
Authorities from Radnor and Tredyffrin Townships say they found no weapons or evidence of any weapon being fired.
In a Facebook post, officials at Eastern University said they were "thankful this event was not an actual gun related situation." Adding, "The student took the correct action in calling 911."