Pop your way through 2009 with bubble-wrap calendar

Bursting your bubble might not be a bad thing in the new year, dpa reported.

A New York resident is cashing in on the universal appeal of bubble wrap with a 2009 calendar you can pop, it was reported Friday.

Stephen Turbek, 36, works in the financial industry, but plays with bubble wrap in his free time. He's designed a calendar on a single sheet with the months and dates in rows and columns, and covered it with a layer of bubble wrap.

There is one problem though - you're supposed to burst just one bubble a day.

Turbek is selling the calendar online for 30 dollars to 50 dollars and claims to have sold thousands, the New York Daily News reported. He's also shipped them to Australia, Latvia, Korea and Japan.

"It's a testament to the universal appeal of popping bubble," he said. He already has German and Japanese versions and plans additional languages for 2010.

Customers seem to love the idea but said the calendar calls for far too much self-restraint. "There is no way I could have enough self-control to have that calendar! I would pop all the bubbles in the first week," was one comment on a consumer website.

"I feel what you are saying - would have the same problem. But solution is to buy 365 of them," was another response.

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