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How to Fill an Office with Packing Peanuts [via

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Ed

    And so easy to execute. Guess what we did for today? :) http://www.geeked.info/filling-an-office-with-packing-peanuts-how-to-fake-it/

  • spudgun

    Having packing peanuts drop from the ceiling is good for some laughs as well- ‘zee birthday prank’ on youtube

  • npkeith.myopenid.com

    Had a friend in college who worked a temporary contract for a phone company, sitting in a cubicle in a converted warehouse… The evening of the last day of the contract (his job disappeared at midnight), he looked up and noticed that the manager’s fishbowl/office was under the parachute sized bag of packing peanuts still hanging over where the warehouse’s shipping line used to end…

    A few minutes to find a stepladder and lift one of the ceiling tiles aside, and position the tube….

    The office was a little over waist deep before they ran out. What were they gonna do? Fire him?