Interesting Bubble gum facts

September 28, 2009 | In: Food facts

The oldest known sample of chewing gum is a piece of birch bark tar estimated to be 6,500 years old. It seems to have been chewed by a person 30-40 years old with a cavity in one tooth.

One puzzling aspect of the find is that no one knows how the tar was produced. To make birch bark tar, the bark must be heated to more than 800 degrees Celsius in the absence of air. Nobody knows how people managed to do this with the technology then available.

Birch bark tar also had other uses during those times; it was used as glue and as a waterproofing agent.

More about the 6,500-year-old chewing g

More than 1,000 varieties of gum are manufactured and sold in the United States.

100,000 tons of bubble gum are chewed every year.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records ,the largest bubble ever blown was 23 inches in diameter!

Ancient Greeks found relief from stress by chewing a gum made from a resin.

Standard chewing gum consists of five basic ingredients, namely gum base, sugar, corn syrup, softening agents and flavoring agents.

The first bubble gum ever marketed was called “Blibber-Blubber.”

Wrigley’s chewing gum is enjoyed in more than 150 countries throughout the world.

The colour of the first successful bubble gum was pink because it was the only colour the inventor had left.

If you swallow your chewing gum, it will stay in your stomach for seven years.

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2 Responses to Interesting Bubble gum facts


Olivia Pretty

December 9th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Maybe you should put a bit more facts about bubble gum on there, cause there isn’t that much.



January 27th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

It wont stay in you stomech for seven years it is a myth. it comes out just like the rest of the food. Poop

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