Cut a patch from the plastic sheeting using scissors. Make sure that the patch is large enough to cover the hole and extends half an inch further than the circumference of the hole. Apply adhesive evenly around the outer edge of the cutout patch. Place carefully onto the surface of the air mattress so that it covers the hole completely.
The inventor of the microwave appliance received only $2 for his discovery.
Percy Spencer was working as a researcher for American Appliance Company (now Raytheon) when he noticed that a radar set using electromagnetic waves melted the candy bar in his pocket. He had the idea to make a metal box using microwaves to heat food, but the company was the one to file the patent. That was in 1945, and he received a $2 bonus but never any royalties.