This article was contributed by the STOMP Team.
Cars in Korea have recently been spotted with these rectangular blue pieces of sponge stuck to their doors sides.
According to a report on Naver Matome, the blue sponges serve to protect their cars from being scratched.
Parking spaces in South Korea are apparently extremely tight and it is hard to avoid hitting the vehicle beside even with care.
The new cars are equipped with sponges for protection when they are transported from the factory to car dealership, which explains the uniform shade of blue of the sponges.
In light of the potential damage to their vehicles, many drivers opt to leave these protective pads on their vehicle, instead of disposing of them.
Car accessory dealers have come up with creatively-shaped sponges to cater to the new trend.