Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Who Invented Chewing - Gum?

Have you ever wondered who invented Chewing Gum?
Well a man called Adam Smith was working with rubber in his factory. He also had a lump of chicle. Chicle comes from the sap of a rubbery gum tree. Adam decided just for fun to pop it in his mouth. He chewed it and chewed it but it still stayed whole.
Suddenly he got a bright Idea to heat up the chicle and add a mint flavour. He called it Chewing Gum.
In 1872 he started to sell it in a little factory. He tried to get the shop keepers to sell his Chewing Gum, but they refused. Since they didn't the Tooty Fruity company did. They sold it in slot machines. Now you can buy it at railways.
That's who made chewing gum and how it was made.

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