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unibubble bean bags

with single bubble bubblewrap filling
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beanbags filled with various sized single bubblewrap bubbles (I’m thinking anything from .5mm to 5 or 6 cm).

really comfortable bean bags because they are mainly air and so incredibly light to move around the house in fact the kids will probably end up having pillow fights with them.

they conform easily to your shape and posture and if they don’t there will be a pleasing popping noise as the bubbles sensuously rearrange themselves around you.

you will probably find yourself unconsciously squeezing the filling in times of stress, or at scary moments while watching a film or just out of sheer boredom and so refills will be easily available .

please resist the impulse to ask for them to be filled with helium or something.

po, Nov 18 2006


       Po, I like it. I'm going to start saving bubble wrap.
jmvw, Nov 18 2006

       nope. .5mm   

       oh alright then - 1mm
po, Nov 18 2006

       Very warm, too
Dub, Nov 19 2006

       hopefully not *too* warm, dub.
po, Nov 20 2006

       Nice! Can we have a hole in the side with buttons or a zip so they can be restuffed when the bubble wrap has all been popped? [+]
DocBrown, Nov 20 2006

       refills are a necessity!
po, Nov 20 2006

       Now, what can [Unabubba] invent that's named after [po]?
pertinax, Nov 20 2006

       I'm being fickle as to where the beans are? As the title quotes (Oh I see, sitting on it)
skinflaps, Nov 20 2006

       I weigh in at 230lb Can I still use one?
Chefboyrbored, Nov 20 2006

       helium would be amazing. it wouldn't float i dont think, but would be deceivingly light to carry.   

       What would also be cool is if random bubbles were filled with a nicely scented gas, so every now and then you would get a fresh sniff in the roon.   

shinobi, Nov 21 2006

       //helium would be amazing// please resist the impulse...
po, Nov 22 2006

       Can they be filled with water?
ooooooooo, Nov 22 2006

       whereas helium... well, helium just takes this idea to a whole new level. Let's calculate the lifting capacity of these beanbags to see whether we can watch tv from the ceiling.
No, let's not.
methinksnot, Nov 23 2006

       One cubic metre of helium at atmospheric pressure will yield a buyoant force of a bit less than a kilogram. Now all of the plastic bubbles, and the fabric of the bag is likely to weigh nearly a kilogram, and I haven't seen a beanbag that has a volume of a cubic metre, anyway.   

       I really doubt you'd notice the helium...
Custardguts, Nov 24 2006

       Hmmm, I like the idea, but I don't believe this is a "po" idea. Why you ask? There are no dancing ballet painting shoes. There are no dings and bings and tings. There are no wonderfully composed ridiculous possibilities.   

       It is a pausable, completely doable, wonderfully recyleable idea. + with a Happy Thanksgiving.
(And to the boners, I would challenge you to come forward and justify your negativity.This is a perfect example of a good halfbaked idea. Please state your reasons for finding it bonable. If you would be so kind.)
blissmiss, Nov 24 2006

       [new idea proposal, soon to be moved to the halfbakery area:]   

       All negative bones should be accompanied by a post, so   

       a) we know who you are and b) you have a chance to defend your negativity
Custardguts, Nov 24 2006

       You're the third person in my recent memory to suggest that, and it still isn't going to happen.
jutta, Nov 24 2006

       sheer brilliance, [po]!   

       If not helium, perhaps something else like pure Oxygen gas. This way as the bubbles pop you get a nice boost... Kinda like the O-2 bar, but for your own house!   

kdmurray, Nov 24 2006

       Or could we combine this with [fisk]'s recent idea of bottling marihuana smoke?
swyves, Nov 24 2006

       I have a serious technical point that I would like to raise: Bubble wrap is quite "sticky", and doesn't easily slide against itself. But it must be the right type of plastic to get the popping function. Do you think it needs some kind of powder lubrication to get it to move around in the bag?
Ling, Nov 24 2006

       I like the helium storage on the ceiling idea, but I don't think you'll find a comfortable fabric for the shell, heavy enough to feel good when you sit on it, that will permit you to keep the mass under a kilo. And yes, a cubic meter would be enormous.   

       Change it up: fill it with radon, and add about ten kilos per cubic meter. Bring _that_ to your pillow fight!   

       I've never been comfortable on a bean bag. Maybe I've needed one with about a cubic meter of volume all this time.
elhigh, Nov 24 2006

       I think I'm missing something here.... are the standard poly- beads not even lighter again? neutral vote
xenzag, Nov 24 2006

       But... but jutta, I only said it was "pausable", not plausable.   

       Oh, and I would not have wanted the boner to be exposed, I just wanted them to be able to voice thier objection to the idea, without disclosing their username, somehow.   

       And no, I don't know how.
blissmiss, Nov 25 2006

       If you like density and don't mind a bit of radioactivity, uranium hexaflouride is tough to beat.
swyves, Nov 25 2006

       I just wanted air.   

       are you lot having a bad air day?
po, Nov 26 2006

       Gotta keep that UF6 pretty hot to keep it gaseous. Cool it much below about 140F and the bag sucks itself flat.   

       Toxic, too. I mean, so is radon eventually, but hey.
elhigh, Nov 30 2006

       Can they be filled with custard?
ooooooooo, Sep 05 2019

       Here's a four-kilo sack of corn-starch, and there's a syringe that's almost certainly been rinsed. Knock yourself out.
pertinax, Sep 05 2019

       Now I want some actual soft matter scientist to try a non-Newtonian fluid inside soft plastic balls with various levels of external friction, just to see how it behaves.   

       // [radon, UF6 suggestions] //   

       I would suggest SF6, if you want a relatively safe heavy gas.   

       On the other hand, I would highly disrecommend oxygen, which was also suggested. Remember Apollo 1?
notexactly, Sep 19 2019


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