September 30 -National Chewing Gum Day

National Chewing Gum Day

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Facts on Chewing Gum  

  • The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!
  • The average person chews over 300 sticks of gum each year. Spearmint, peppermint, and cinnamon are among the most popular flavors of chewing gum today.
  • There are more than 1,000 varieties of gum manufactured and sold in the United States and even more in the rest of the world.
  • The longest gum wrapper chain on record was 7,400 feet in length (nearly one and a half miles) and was made by Cathy Ushler of Redmond, Washington between 1969 and 1992.
  • The largest bubble ever blown was 23 inches in diameter. The record was set July 19, 1994 by Susan Montgomery Williams of Fresno, California. (Guinness Book of World Records 1998).