What's poppin'

Emily Miner

So do you wanna know what's poppin'? Well here's a hint,

Dubble Bubble

Juicy Fruit

Extra

Bazooka

Stride

5

Big Red

Dentyne

Orbit

Yep, you probably guessed it, The World Of Bubble Gum is coming your way.

Gum

William Wrigley

William Wrigley was a very famous guy. He is the one who created Wrigley gum. (It is a fan favorite around the world). William Wrigley JR. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September, 30, 1860. William Wrigley started selling his gum when he married his wife Ada. William didn't make his gum himself he payed another company to make it for him (now I call that lazy). In 1920 William decided to upgrade his building. It was actually the tallest building at the time (it was also different because it was shaped like a triangle). William ran the company for another five years. By then, the William Wrigley JR. Company had factories in the United States, Canada, and Austalia. In 1925 Williams son Philip started to run the company.

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Walter Diemer

Walter Diemer is a pretty famous guy as well. In 1928 Walter Diemer was working as an accountant for the Fleer Chewing Gum company in Philadelphia. While he was working there, he wound up playing around with new gum recipes in his spare time (if he had any). One of his latest batches he'd been working with was less sticky than regular chewing gum and stretched easily. That ONE batch was so successful that it sold over a million and a half dollars (1,000,000 1/2) worth of gum in the first year.
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The Old Days

Let's talk about the olden days. If you had a choice between chewing on a wad of tree sap, a mouthful of rubber bands or a stick of gum, which would you choose? If the answer seems obvious, then you might be surprised. All three of these have more in common then most people realize. If you didn't, know chewing gum has a LONG history. The ancient Greeks chewed mastiche while the Mayan Indians were chewing on chicle. In the olden days they still had a weird type of gum. Greeks chewed mastiche (as I already told you), it is a resin from the mastic tree. But chewing wasn't a custom confined solely to Ancient Greece. Today, many Greeks and Middle Easterners enjoy chewing mastic resin, combined with beeswax, a softening agent. Meanwhile, the American Indians of New England were also chewing gum-but made from the resin of spruce tree, from the beginning in America, the custom of chewing gum grew, until during the early nineteenth century, the first gum products, lumps of spruce gum, were sold commercially.
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Digesting/health

So let's get into gum health. There is one theory that really hasn't been proven. The theory is that gum may boost memory. That pretty much means if you chew a type of gum while your studying for a test and chew the same type of gum while your taking the test, it might boost your memory and you can get a higher grade. Hey hold on! Have you heard that rule where you can't swallow gum? Well that's wrong! You can it just isn't very good for you. Related to that there is another theory that if you do swallow gum it will take 7 years to digest!!! Well just letting you know it doesn't. Here's a little fun fact that kind of amazes me, Did you know 560,000 tons are consumed annually! That's about 374,000,000,000 pieces of gum and roughly 187,000,000,000 billion hours of chewing! I don't know about you but that amazes me!!!

Types

So now I'm going to talk to you about some types. I've already told you some in the very beginning (so you might hear some repeats), hmmmm... Let me think. Well the most common brands are Dubble Bubble, Wrigley, Hubba Bubba, Extra, Big Leauge Chew, and Orbit. There aren't many types of gum that people haven't heard of but there are some that I don't chew/get often, Bazooka, Buubleyum, Bubblicious, Stride, 5, Razzles, Airwaves, Babble Joe, Dentyne, Trendit, Chiclets, And Eclipse. Again, I've heard some of these I just don't chew/get them often.
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Fun Facts

Let's Draw a Gumball Machine!

All these amazing facts in these next few sentences are gonna blow your head off! Cinnamon, spearmint, and peppermint are the most popular flavors of gum today.

Chewing gum while cutting onions can help a person through crying.

The color of the first successful bubble gum was pink because the inventor didn't have any other dye colors.

The largest bubble gum bubble was 23 inches in a diameter. The record was set July 19, 1994 by Susan Montgomery Willions of Frensco, CA.

Gum didn't always taste good it used to be made from sap and wax.

In the US alone, people buy almost two billion dollars worth of chewing gum for every person to have three hundred pieces.

Sales of gum is mostly forbidden in Singafor because it was littering the subways and streets.

Seattle has a gum wall.

Oprah has a fear of gum, seeing a wad of it gives her suvier anxiety attack.

It's a wrap!

Let's wrap this gum article all up. Let's brush our brain, so in this article I told you about William Wrigley, Walter Diemer, The Olden Days, Digesting/Health, Some Types, and some super Fun Facts!!