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National Chewing Gum Day is September 30!

Did you love gum as a kid? Maybe you still do? I was always trying to sneak gum in class, and I have to say, I hardly ever got caught! If I would have known some of these fun facts maybe I would have had a chance of getting the gum rule changed. Well, probably not. :)

Chewing gum has been found to have a number of benefits for both oral health and cognitive function. One of the most well-known benefits is its ability to freshen breath and reduce the risk of tooth decay by stimulating saliva production.

In addition, studies have shown that chewing gum can help improve memory and concentration, making it a popular choice for students and professionals alike.

Here are some more cool facts about chewing gum:

  • A 5,000-year-old piece of chewing gum produced from bark tar with tooth impressions was discovered in 2007 by a British archaeology student in Kierikki, Yli-li, Finland. This is thought to be the earliest piece of chewing gum.

  • If bubble gum gets stuck in your hair, you can get it out with peanut butter.

  • Every year, 100,000 tons of bubble gum are chewed all around the world.

  • Bubble gum had grown so popular by the 1940s that it was included in the ration packs supplied to US soldiers.

  • The biggest piece of gum ever was equal to 10,000 chewing gum pieces!

  • The biggest bubble ever blown was 23 inches in diameter, according to the Guinness Book of World Records! The record holder is Susan Montgomery Williams of Fresno, California.

  • Bubble gum is sixty to seventy percent sugar

  • Every year, North American children spend around $500 million on bubble gum.

Are you going to have a bubble-blowing contest today?

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