Did you know?
The largest piece of gum ever was equivalent to 10,000 pieces of chewing gum!
To grow all of the mint that Wrigley's needs to make all of their mint gum would take up about 53 square miles of farmland- almost 30,550 football fields!
The first commercial chewing gum, State of Maine Spruce Gum was introduced from 1850.
The ages of 12 to 24 chew more gum than any other age group.
Why is bubble gum pink? The color of the first successful bubble gum was pink because it was the only color the inventor had left. The color "stuck" and today bubble gum is still predominantly pink.
Detectives have been known to identify criminals by comparing the suspect's chewed gum to their dental records.
Japanese chemists have invented 'Mood Gum'. Like the Mood Rings popular from America, Mood Gum changes color when you're happy, sad, angry, etc.
Chewing bubble gum is said to keep you from crying.
If you swallow your gum, it won't stay in your stomach for seven years. It ends up in the same place the rest of the undigested portion of your food does.
Sixty to 70 percent of bubble gum is sugar.
Scientists found a 9,000-year- old wad of chewing gum in Sweden .
North American kids spend about a half-billion dollars on bubble gum every year, which translates to 40 million pieces every day, 1.6 million every hour, 26,000 every minute or 444 pieces per second.