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Trouble Wrap

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Like bubble wrap, but instead of good old air, the bubbles are instead filled with one of a selection of incredibly harmful materials. Sand, glass dust, a mild acid, regular water, a mix of bleach in half the bubbles and ammonia in the other, etc. Serves the bastards right for asking you to mail it to them instead of getting up and fetching it themselves.
notmarkflynn, Jun 21 2011

Stinkbomb_20Bubblewrap essentially the same thing? [xenzag, Jun 23 2011]

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       Mail what?
Alterother, Jun 22 2011
  

       Your croissant is in the mail.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 22 2011
  

       Can I suggest mercaptans, the chemical culprits responsible for skunk scent?
Wrongfellow, Jun 23 2011
  

       Should be clearly marked, "SAFE FOR CHILDREN".   

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8th of 7, Jun 23 2011
  

       It's also useful if you've ever had a valuable cargo ruined by the likes of UPS/ParcelFarce/insert your least favourite courier here... just make sure the next parcel you send is wrapped with Trouble Wrap, and chuckle as their baggage-monkeys ruin all the vans and depots that it passes through.
Wrongfellow, Jun 23 2011
  

       "THIS SHIPMENT WILL START TO SMELL REALLY BAD IF DROPPED".   

       It's possible to purchase special G-shock labels containing an indicator that shows if the package has been subjected to excessive accelerations. The problem seems to be that when you order them, more than half are already broken when you open the package ....   

       Modifying the technology to release mercaptans makes perfect sense.
8th of 7, Jun 23 2011
  

       "G-shock labels .... more than half are already broken when you open the package"   

       Implying that the remaining labels are faulty, since they failed to register the event which caused the others to break.
Twizz, Jun 23 2011
  

       No, it's more complicated than that, beacuse they're orientation-sensetive and it depends along which axis the shock is applied.
8th of 7, Jun 23 2011
  

       Also it presumably depends on how many other labels there are between them and the edge of the package; the closer to the impact point they are, the more shock they'll take.
Wrongfellow, Jun 23 2011
  

       Conclusion: The way to protect your shipment is to wrap it in several inches thickness of G-shock labels.
mouseposture, Jun 23 2011
  

       <nemesis>I feel confident that with a package wrapped in anthrax-containing wrap, [notmarkflynn] will enjoy his bubble-wrap-popping habit for the rest of his life.</nemesis>
dbmag9, Jun 30 2011
  
      
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