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Quick Facts About Chewing Gum

Everyone is fond of chewing gum. It is a sugary confection composed mainly of latex, a milky white fluid produced by a mixture of seeds. Latex is also the major element used in rubber production. Today, chewing gums come in a variety of flavors. A normal person chews around 270 gums in a year. Humans are the only individual on earth to chew gum. It is one of the oldest candies in the world. William F Semple filed a copyright for the modern chewing gum on December 28, 1869. The main ingredients of gum formula were charcoal and chalk. Here are few quick and interesting facts about the chewing gum:

  • The largest bubble ever blown had a diameter of 23 inches. The record was set by Susan Montgomery Williams on July 19, 1994.
  • Primarily, gums were made by hands however now they are made by machines.
  • The oldest piece of chewing gum is 9,000 years old.
  • If you chew a gum, it helps you to ward off bad breath or satisfy your hunger for something sweet.
  • Chewing a gum also helps you to focus on by giving your brain a boost up.
  • Chewing a gum after having your meals can avoid heartburns.
  • The first ever commercially successful gum was produced in 1871 by Thomas Adams.
  • There are different types of gums accessible in the market for medical purposes as well.
  • If you ingest a gum by mistake then it will not last there for 7 years. It cannot be digested so passes through your system.
  • Turkey is the country that has the most number of gum companies. The United States has the second place.
  • Chewing gum can also keep your ears from popping when you are traveling on a plane.
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