Thomas Adams is considered to be the inventor of modern-day chewing gum. Though the history of chewing gum dates back possibly thousands of years, it was Adams' product of flavored chicle in 1869 that introduced modern c... More »

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Gum was originally produced using latex sap from trees in the Amazon Valley, Central America, Indonesia, Malaya or British Borneo. In the mid-20th century, scientists discovered a technique for making synthetic rubber, w... More »

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Stride gum is a gum product produced by Mondelez International, formerly known as Kraft Foods. Stride was first introduced in 2005 by the Cadbury-Adams candy company and was advertised with the slogan "ridiculously long ... More »

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Trident brand gum was not named in honor of the weapon wielded by Poseidon. It was named for the three plaque-softening enzymes in its original formula that were designed to help promote dental health. More »

Chewing gum does not take more than a few hours to decompose. It is not a biodegradable substance, but it still gets digested quickly by stomach acids. More »

Thomas Edison is famous because he is the most prolific inventor in American history. His 1,093 patents, a record number, covered innovations and improvements in a number of areas such as electric power, motion pictures ... More »

Some home remedies for removing chewing gum include wrapping an ice cube in a rag and applying it to the chewing gum. People can also rub cooking oil, peanut butter or mayonnaise on gum and gently work it free. More »

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