invented by Thomas Addison in 1868 by accident, when he was trying to create rubber.
Chewing gum was invented a long time ago The ancient Maya and other Central American Indians used to chew chicle, which is the thick, rubbery, milky juice of the sapodilla tree.
Some North American Indians chewed spruce gum resin. European settlers in America began to market this in the 1800s and then moved on to the chicle based chewing gums. These had a better chewing quality and also held the flavors that were added to them. Chicle is still used as part of the basis for modern gums.
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by Joelle Burnette 9 years ago
When you feel weighed down by stress, job, life, kids, school, spouse, your mother, whatever, what's the thing/activity that acts as chewing gum for your mind and a stress reliever? Reading, sex, eating, drinking, TV, singing, surfing, swimming, sky diving, sewing (seems to be a lot of...
by Attikos 6 years ago
Does the chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?
by Goody5 5 years ago
Which chewing gum has the longest lasting flavor?I'm trying to quit smoking, and I'm chewing gum as a substitute to cigarettes. So far Wrigley's "Extra" chewing gum seems to have the longest lasting flavor, but if you know of another gum that does please let me know.
by Robie Benve 3 years ago
Does chewing gum clean your teeth?Sometimes I am on the go, with no time or no chance to brush my teeth after eating, so I pop a chewing gum into my mouth in the hope that it helps remove food particles and prevent cavities.At the minimum it helps with my breath... But I wonder: does chewing gum...
by Goody5 5 years ago
Does chewing a lot of gum make a person fart more?
by ngureco 6 years ago
What should I do if I accidentally swallow chewing gum?
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