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Bubble Gum Day
Foods & Beverages
The fun of chewing gum is the bubble!

When: February 5th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

With so many choices and flavors it can be hard to choose, but start with picking your favorite fruit flavor and chewing the gum until you have nice big wad to blow a bubble.  Find a coin operated gum ball machine and put the quarter in, twist the handle and see what mystery flavor of gum ball appears.

Numbers

The world market for chewing gum is around 560,000 tons a year.

Description

The history of bubble gum goes back about 92 years when in 1928, Walter Diemer, who was at that time an accountant for the Fleer Chewing Gum Company in Philadelphia, created a gum called "Blibber Blubber", and it was found to be less sticky and more stretchy than normal chewing gum. This gum became so popular and was eventually named by the president of Fleer as Dubble Bubble. The gums popularity was not only for its taste but more for the texture and how a person could manipulate the form in their mouth and create a bubble by inflating it out of the mouth.  In 1996, Susan Montgomery Williams holds the Guinness World Record for largest bubblegum bubble ever blown, measuring a record 26 inches in diameter. Dubble Bubble remains one of the most popular trick or treat candies given out during halloween each year.
 

Interesting Facts

  1. The worlds annual bubble gum consumption equates to about $ 5 billion U.S. Dollars.
  2. About 374 billion pieces of chewing gum are sold worldwide every year.
  3. Assuming a piece of gum is chewed for 30 minutes, about 187 billion hours occurs each year.
  4. Iranians are said to choose the most amount of gum in the world.  About 82 % of the population enjoy chewing gum.
  5. People can be so obsessed by having a piece of celebrity folklore, some people have even paid $100 for gum reportedly to have been chewed by singer and pop star Britney Spears.

Information

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  • February 5th
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