How to Fill an Office with Packing Peanuts [via

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Ed

    And so easy to execute. Guess what we did for today? :)

  • spudgun

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


    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?