10 Facts about Chewing Gum

POSTED BY Terry Carney ON October 12, 2020


Chewing gum has become a staple of our lives in so many ways, and with countless options and flavours to choose from, it’s fair to say chewing gum is pretty popular. Whether it’s used to freshen breath or help kick the cravings related to habits, chewing gum serves plenty of purpose in our lives. Here are 10 stunning facts you probably never knew about chewing gum.

1. It’s Been the Subject of a Guinness World Record

In 1994, Californian Susan Williams set the Guinness World Record for the largest bubble ever blown, a whopping 23 inches in diameter!

2. It’s Costly to Remove

Did you know that Westminster council spends more than £100,000 per year on chewing gum removal?! They also need to bring in a professional stone cleaning, brick cleaning, and steam cleaning service provider to help with this.

3. Not Everyone Loves It

It might shock you to hear that chewing gum has actually been banned in Singapore for the past twenty years!

4. The $14,000 Piece of Gum

People are often known for doing silly things, but we can’t think of anything more questionable than the person who spent $14,000 on a piece of gum allegedly chewed by Britney Spears!

5. It can be used to Seal Leaks

A little known fact about chewing gum is that it can also be used to seal leaks! In fact, gum base is often used to make sealers due to its elastic and rubber nature.

6. It’s Used for Art

London-based artist Ben Wilson likes to turn discarded gum that has been left on pavements into works of art. So he paints them to give people something nice to look at when they encounter the gum.

7. Can Alleviate Swimmer’s Ear

Gum has a lot of different uses, and while it’s hardly a medical marvel, it can actually be used to help alleviate pressure in the sinuses and ear canal. This makes it great for helping battle ear infections and swimmer’s ear.

8. Mood Gum

The Japanese claim to have invented a special type of gum known as ‘mood gum’ that works in a similar way to mood rings. The gum is meant to change colour depending on the mood you are in at the time.

9. Stops Eyes Watering

When cutting onions eye-watering is one of the biggest drawbacks, and this is something that gum can solve. When you chew gum you naturally breathe through your mouth, and this is something that can reduce the risk of eye-watering.

10. Use it to Lose Weight

Bet you didn’t know that chewing gum burns around 11 calories per hour! Okay, so it’s hardly a lot, but this is definitely something to keep in mind. Add it to your fitness regimen!

As you can see, there are a lot of weird and wonderful facts about chewing gum. The worst quality of chewing gum is the damage and unsightly issues it can cause.

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