1. The largest bubble gum bubble ever blown was 50.8 centimeters (20 inches). How large can you blow a bubble? Make sure you check with an adult, just in case the gum gets messy.
2. Gum flavors have changed a lot since gum became widely available in the 1940’s and 50’s. Ask an older adult what flavor was their favorite when they were a kid and how much they paid for it. You might be surprised!
3. Ask an adult before you start this sticky experiment from the Museum of Science + Industry in Chicago. You’ll stick gum to an old shoe and try to find the best way to get it off!
If you’re like most people, you probably enjoy chewing gum — but have you ever wondered how gum was invented? Or, what gum is made of? Or, if it’s good for you? Oh, and what REALLY happens if you swallow it?
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