Who wouldn’t know about chewing? Perhaps, almost all of the people in the world have already tried chewing gums. It is actually taken from the tree barks, and it was firstly discovered by a brilliant British student. In the past years, chewing gums are utilized in treating mouth infections, but today, people are just munching gums for several other purposes like making their mouth fresher or just tasting some sweet items. Moreover, there are a number of bizarre tales of chewing gum, and here are 10 of them:
10. Chewing gum is used in a certain video game
This video game is named Gumulon, and it was introduced in the year 2013. A green slug that wears helmet is the main character in this video game, and it was named Ace. In order to have full control of Ace, you need to chew gums. What’ s weird about it is that the life of Ace will depend on how you chew the gums. The slower you move your jaw, the higher the possibility that you will lose the game.
9. Chewing gum is not allowed in Singapore
It has been under the law of Singapore for many years. The main reason for this is that the country wants to maintain cleanliness within its premises. In fact, littering and chewing gums in this place may cost you a fine of around $500. However, this law was revised making you to be allowed in buying chewing gums already, but if and only if you have a doctor’s prescription.
8. Serious chewing gum thefts happened in England
This bizarre thing took place way back in the year 2012. A gang of Romanians was responsible for a large robbery incident of chewing gums in a big supermarket in Brough. It was noted that there were 850 pounds of chewing gums that were robbed by these people.
7. Famous NFL player was arrested because of chewing gums
It is very unbelievable, right? But yes, it is true. It was when the famous quarterback of Jacksonville Jaguars, Dwayne Gratz, tried to pay the items he bought in a certain store with some chewing gums in his pocket. He even argued with the owner of the store.
6. Chewing gum played a very important role in the history of aviation
Charles Lindbergh accomplished a non-stop flight going to Paris from the beautiful city of New York, would not be able to do such without the aid of chewing gum. While flying, Charles lost communication contact for 15 hours and when he tried to check the compass, it was hard for him to do such. But with the aid of a lady mirror and a chewing gum, he did well on his flight.
5. A Mexican General was one of the people who firstly introduced chewing gum to the society
He was none other than General Antonio de Lopez de Santa Anna. The general calmed himself through chewing chicle when Sam Houston captured and imprisoned him. When he was released from the prison, he introduced chicle to the famous chewing gum inventor, Thomas Adams.
4. Chewing gum was the savior of Hollywood actor, Jake Gyllenhaal, in losing weight
The gums he usually chewed have different flavors, so that his mind can be tricked that he was eating a complete meal. He partnered these gums with some low-calorie teas. It was his diet until he achieved his desired normal weight.
3. Chewing gum caused the horrible death of a student
He was none other than Vladimir Likhonos. His parents said that he used to dip the chewing gum in a citric acid. Even so, Vladimir dipped it in a wrong substance that the chewing gum exploded, causing some portions of his face to be disfigured.
2. Chewing gums were used by the Army for dental health purposes
It was the gum that invented by Pentagon. This gum was called the “Combat Gum”. Soldiers chewed this gum as a substitute for toothbrush and mouthwash. It was developed in order to kill oral germs, helping those soldiers in staying away from dental issues.
1. Chewed gum was sold for $14000
The gum was chewed by the famous American performing artist and actress, Britney Spears. It was sold on EBay, and a lot of fans participated in the bidding until the final bid reached $14000. How crazy was that for you?
These are the 10 bizarre tales of chewing gum. Without a doubt, a simple chewing gum has already made bigger things from the very moment it firstly existed.