Besides National Hot Mulled Cider Day, September 30th is also a lip-smacking fun holiday. It’s National Chewing Gum Day to exercise our jaw bones. Blow a bubble or refresh your breathing with your beloved chewing gum.
National Chewing Gum Day
While the origins of this annual “holiday” are unknown, folks have been chewing, chomping, smacking, blowing and popping gum for ages (and annoying teachers for just about as long!) Thomas Adams received a patent on the first gum-making machine in 1871. After experimenting with different flavors, he manufactured the first flavored gum in the United States, Adams’ Black Jack, a licorice-flavored gum. It was also the first gum available in stick form. Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit and Spearmint gum soon followed. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Whether you prefer that tutti-fruity flavor, super-duper bubble or minty fresh taste, today’s gum comes in all sorts of shapes, colors and fun flavors. And besides tasting yummy, sugar-free gum can help fight cavities, too. And some believe chewing sugar-free gum is good for your waist line too! According to researchers from the Mayo Clinic, gum chewers can lose about 11 pounds of weight annually! Nicotine gum is also used to help people kick the habit. Just in case you don’t know how to chew gum, you’re in luck!
How to celebrate Chewing Gum Day?
There are lots of fun ways to celebrate national chewing gum day as below.
- Share your favorite gums with friends.
- Participate in bubble gum blowing contest.
- Take selfie with blowing bubble gum or shoot best bubble video and share it on social media.
- Explore blowing bubble gum world records.
- Get a taste of flavored bubble gum ice creams.
Happy National Chewing Gum Day! Just remember to spit your gum out before you go to class and don’t swallow it!