There is minimal, short-term, and generally unreliable evidence that flossing might reduce gum inflammation, but no convincing evidence that it promotes plaque removal or prevents tooth decay or dental cavities health.harvard.edu/blog/t…
It is a common misconception that gum stays in your stomach for 7 years. Most of the gum can be digested and can completely pass through your body in less than 7 days. healthline.com/health/how…
In 2015 a basketball player was found dead in her bed, the cause of death was ruled to be falling asleep with gum in her mouth and breathing it into her lungs nypost.com/2015/01/20/bas…
Chewing gum has been banned in Singapore since 1992, with some minor exceptions being allowed in 2004. This had a lot to do with people disrupting Mass Rapid Transit services by sticking chewed gum on door sensors, preventing them from functioning properly. eresources.nlb.gov.sg/his…
Bubble Gum (as opposed to chewing gum) was created by the Fleer company, as Double Bubble, and was the most popular until Bazooka came around ... created by the Topps company, and so both Baseball card companies made gum first. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
The very FIRST grocery barcode-scanned item was a 10-pack of Juicy Fruit gum dbk.com/resources/barcode…
Signs of bullimia nervosa are often spotted by dentists. Between 47 and 93% bulimia nervosa patients have signs of tooth erosion due repeated exposure to gastric acid and binge consumption of high-sugar foods. They may also display gum irritation and bleeding and sores on the angles of the lips. verywellmind.com/bulimia-…
Most Modern Chewing Gums, are made from polyethylene and polyvinyl acetate. Plastic Polymers that are commonly used to create Grocery Bags, & Plastic Bottles. These ingredients are considered Trade Secrets & are generally listed in the Ingredients under the description 'Gum Base.' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
McDonalds once produced bubble-gum flavored broccoli. Unsurprisingly, the attempt to get kids to eat healthier didn’t go over well with the child testers, who were β€œconfused by the taste.” businessinsider.com/mcdon…
Because wildfire is a feature of the Australian landscape, many gum tree species are adapted to fire, they resprout after fire or have seeds which survive fire and some need fire to release its seed! wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucaly…
Many chewing gums are pink because the inventor of Double Bubble (the first bubble gum) only had pink food coloring in his factory, and others copied his invention en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dub…
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in extracting a complete human genome from a thousands-of-years old "chewing gum." healthsciences.ku.dk/news…
Juicy Fruit gum has been produced since 1893. It used be plant based (chicle plant) but has been made from sythetic rubber since the 1960s. The flavor mix is a secret but one of the main ingredients is peach. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jui…
Australian gum-trees have evolved to have highly flammable leaves and bark to encourage bushfires. The leaves and bark are full of oil, making bushfires spread easily and quickly. journals.sagepub.com/doi/…
Modern chewing/bubble gum base is made of plastics and rubbers youtu.be/2kttVyakHN4?t=28
There was a complete ban of gum from 1992 to 2004 in Singapore. Since 2004, they have allowed dental gum to be imported in, because the US asked for it in a trade deal. The ban was to the annoyance of chewing gum being everywhere . eresources.nlb.gov.sg/inf…
Oprah Winfrey has such a severe phobia of chewing gum that it's banned from her television studio and this includes audience members. It all stems from her grandmother leaving gum all around the house to save for a later chew. It didn't stop Reese Witherspoon from chewing it in front of her dailyedge.ie/oprah-winfre…
McDonald's in an effort to help kids eat healthier developed bubble-gum flavored broccoli. It was ultimately rejected after it was tested with children focus groups who found the product confusing. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
McDonald's Created Bubble Gum Flavored Broccoli in 2014 cbsnews.com/news/why-mcdo…
The reason cold water after mint gum makes your mouth colder because the menthol in gum is a cooling agent. dollarshaveclub.com/conte…
, Seattle's famous Pike Place Market gum wall was steam cleaned in 2015, removing 20 years worth of chewing gum stuck on the brick. youtube.com/watch?v=1MN-J…
Goats don't have any upper front teeth; instead, their upper front mouth is one big gum. (They do have lower front teeth, and in the back of their mouth they have both upper and lower teeth.) fiascofarm.com/goats/age.…
The sale and importation of chewing gum is illegal in Singapore en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Queen Victoria was believed to ingest cocaine laced gum with a young Winston Churchill, and also regularly acquired Opium. bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/mag…
A group of researchers determined that infinite monkeys probably couldn't write Shakespeare: 'The six monkeys - Elmo, Gum, Heather, Holly, Mistletoe and Rowan - produced five pages of text which consisted mainly of the letter 's'." news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/30139…
Wrigley’s was originally a soap company that gifted baking powder with their soap. The baking powder became more popular than the soap so they switched to selling baking powder with chewing gum as a gift. The gum became more popular than the baking powder so the company switched to selling gum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jui…
Wrigley Juicy Fruit chewing gum has been around since 1893 and that its vague flavor actually is based on fruit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jui…
Today I learned of Gum tattooing in Senegal, in which women tattoo their gums black in order to become more attractive to men. huffpost.com/entry/africa…
, in 1915 William Wrigley invented direct marketing by mailing complimentary sticks of Doublemint gum to every household (1.5million) listed in every phone book in the states. He repeated that in 1919 mailing gum to 7 million households. money.cnn.com/magazines/f…
Modern chewing gum is made from plastic and rubber youtube.com/watch?v=2kttV…
William Wrigley Jr. began by selling soap and offered baking powder as an incentive to buy it. Finding the baking powder more popular, he switched to selling it instead and gave his customers gum as incentive. Again, he found that the gum was more popular and began to sell it instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Bubble gum is traditionally pink because its inventor wanted to mask the gray color of the original formula with the dye he had on hand: red. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
Big name chewing gum is made up of rubber and plastics sciencefocus.com/science/…
Alcohol breath is not from the stomach, rather it's from the ethanol diffusing out of the blood in the lungs. Eating food, chewing gum, or vomiting won't help mask how much alcohol is in your system if you're breathalyzed sites.duke.edu/apep/modul…
The Market Theater Gum Wall in Seattle, WA is covered in several inches thick of gum, the wall is 15 feet high by 50-foot-long. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gum…
The β€œgum base” listed as an ingredient in most chewing gum is a mixture of synthetic rubbers and plastics. Depending on the type, this makes up between 15% and 30% of the gum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gum…
That, many years after chewing gum had been around, in 1906, the first BUBBLE gum ever sold was called Bilbber-Blubber enacademic.com/dic.nsf/en…
Thomas Adams (founder of the chewing gum industry) conceived the idea while working as a secretary to former Mexican leader Antonio LΓ³pez de Santa Anna, who chewed a natural gum called Chicle. He made the chicle into a chewing gum called Chiclets. wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas…
The ancient Pompeians β€œdid not have β€˜perfect teeth’”, and were subject to tooth decay, gum disease, etc. sydney.edu.au/news-opinio…
Lidocaine is often added to cocaine as a diluent, this is why it numbs the gums when applied. This often gives users the impression of high quality cocaine, when in actuality the user is receiving a diluted product. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lid…
Chewing sugar free gum after a meal is actually good for your teeth as it increases salivary flow in the mouth, helping neutralize and wash away the acids that are produced when food is broken down by the bacteria in plaque on teeth. ada.org/en/member-center/…
Today I learned about the "Mad Hatterpillar" Uraba lugens, the gum-leaf skeletoniser, Nicknamed the mad hatterpillar because of its distinctive exoskeletal feature. Every time it sheds the head portion of its exoskeleton, stays attached creating a stack of increasingly large heads! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ura…
Today I learned of the origin of the Farsi word for chewing gum, Ψ’Ψ―Ψ§Ω…Ψ³, pronounced aa-daamss. The name came from the Iranian accent-influenced pronunciation of the original brand of chewing gum, Adam's. iranian.com/2011/09/06/or…
Alcohol breath is not from the stomach, rather it's from the ethanol diffusing out of the blood in the lungs. Eating food, chewing gum, or vomiting won't help mask how much alcohol is in your system if you're breathalyzed sites.duke.edu/apep/modul…
Some hospitals now have a "No Nicotine" policy for new hires, which includes not only cigarettes but dip, vape, nicotine patches and gum. katv.com/archive/arkansas…
Chlorhexidine mouthwash used in treating gum disease can cause brown stains on teeth, because chlorhexidine has been shown to bind to both hard and soft tissues oralb.com/en-us/oral-heal…
Cows don't have upper incisors. They may 'gum' you but they can't bite you. funtrivia.com/askft/Quest…
Gingivitis is very common in normal individuals; more than 50% of the US adult population have been been observed to have gum bleeding sharecare.com/health/ging…
Queen Victoria was addicted to cocaine infused chewing gum. She was even believed to have shared some with a young Winston Churchill. bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/mag…
Chewing gum can irritate IBS either through artificial sweeteners, or the air swallowed by the act of chewing gum hopkinsmedicine.org/healt…

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