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How to Fill an Office with Packing Peanuts [via

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. spudgun says:

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

  2. says:

    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?