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Cool Facts About Bubble Gum

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The World’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9,000 years old!

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

Most chewing gum is purchased between Halloween and Christmas.

Each person chews 300 sticks of gum per year!

The largest bubble gum bubble recorded was 23 inches in diameter.


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Cool Facts About Bubble Gum
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Cool Facts About Bubble Gum
Ever wondered about bubble gum? It's a weird substance, huh? Check out some cool facts here!
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  • We are tutoring with Mrs. Lyons and we LOVED the bubble gum facts. However, we have a question. How is the oldest gum 9000 years old when it wasn’t invented until 1850? We did the math and that would have made gum invented 165 years ago. Also, what is the reasoning behind chewing gum keeping you from crying while cutting onions!
    Thanks for making us think!!
    -Lyons’s Tutoring Kids

    • Gum was used a looonnngg time ago to freshen people’s breath. They used chicle, mastic, or birch bark. It wasn’t really the “chewing gum” we think of today – THAT was invented around 1850. The chopping onions thing sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. For some people, the motion of the jaw can suppress the muscle in your eye that produces tears. Thanks for asking and thanks for reading!!

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