Chewing Gum

From sweet to mint, bubblegum is a popular treat around the world. Ask questions about this confectionery here, including what happens when you swallow a piece of gum. (It's not what you think!)

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What is the best tasting gum in the whole world?

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Fruit Stripes but it doesn't last very long.
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What is the disadvantages of chewing gum?

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Chewing gum causes unnecessary wear and tear of the cartilage that acts as a shock absorber in your jaw joints. Once damaged, this area can produce pain and discomfort for a lifetime.
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What happens to gum after it has been chewed?

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After you start chewing gum, it will begin to increase mass meaning it gets bigger. The size it gets depends on the type of gum. It wont keep growing, but it will stop at a certain size, again depending on the gum.
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How did trident gum get its name?

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The original Trident gum was made to contain three enzymes which were thought to soften dental tartar, so the name Trident comes from three enzymes (Tri) to promote dental health (dent).
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Why would chewing gum turn into powder?

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probably because it is expired
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How long does it take gum to digest?

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The folklore is that it takes seven years to digest gum. This is wholeheartedly incorrect. Normally is takes 6 to 12 hours to digest what's eaten but gum is composed of indigestible material. however, it will pass completely through the digestive tract within 48 hours after ingestion. i learned that its a myth that it takes 7 years to digest gum but some people still question that, the 48 hours is totally true.
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Is a chewing gum made by melting a cows bones?

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No. Chewing gum is made from a mixture of sugar, gelatin (which are from the bones and cartilage of cattle), rubber, etc.
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Is it good to chew mint gum before running longer races?

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No, it is much better to have a BBQ Cheddar burger from Whataburger before the race! That's fine, but don't chew during the race! : ). You should eat lot's of carb and drink water, but not too much or you'll get a cramp! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NO! NEVER chew mint gum before doing ANYTHING physical, but especially running! When you chew mint gum, it has a negative effect on your body. Have you noticed that when you drink water after chewing mint gum your throat feels cold and water upsets your stomach? Thats because of the reaction between your throat and the gum. It constricts your airways and can make you nausious. It also slightly lowers your stamina because you're not getting enough oxygen. If you were to still chew gum, chew fruit gum, as it doesn't have this effect. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- No no no, I have ran cross-country for 2 years and only did that mistake once. Not mint gum, or anything mint really. In fact, fruit gum is better. But make sure it doesn't have a lot of sugar. Drink water, and the best food EVER arebanana's not oranges, nothing with acid, butbanana'sare the BEST FOOD EVER BEFORE A RACE. They have what you need. Apples and stuff like that are good too. No milk, nothing with to much fat, and no eggs either.
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What are the top selling chewing gum brands?

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I had to remove the last answer, because all it had was 5 gum brands. The top chewing gum is cobalt
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Can you chew gum with braces and Why not if no?

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yes but it has to be sugar free.
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Desserts, Snacks, and Treats, Vampires, Chewing Gum

Why does caramel stick to your teeth?

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because there is to much caramel in it because there is to much sugar in the candy
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How long does chewing gum stay in your stomach?

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1. It doesnt take 7 years to digest. 2. It isn't harmful to digest. 3. It takes about 3 weeks to digest unlike other foods. 4. It is not as sticky on the inside of your body as when its in your mouth
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How do you remove chewing gum from bed sheets?

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Try freezing the bed sheet.
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What brand of gum lasts longest?

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* = its hubba bubba stride and 5gum mint flavor
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Can salt lose its flavor?

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Taste of salt I think you can't call salt a flavor (black and white aren't colours) Salt has its taste and holds its taste. It is a mineral that stays for ever. You can mix it with any think even eat it, but in the end it comes out as the salt taste. I can recall eating C-Rations in 1973 that were boxed in 1943, each box contained a package of salt. After 30 years it was still salt! I believe it is possible for some types of salt to lose their flavor. Observe the following: "Salt produced by the evaporation of sea-water in hot countries is said sometimes to lose its saline properties. The same result is also sometimes seen in impure rock-salt that has long been exposed to the air. When such is the case there can nothing be done with it but to throw it out into the highway, where men and beasts trample it down." ("Manners & Customs of the Bible" by James M. Freeman, page 335) There are different meanings of salt - one is table salt (mostly sodium chloride), another is other "salty" seasonings such as Dead Sea salt (not mostly sodium chloride), and another refers to a group of chemical compounds that are quite diverse. Sodium chloride can lose its salty flavor by reacting with another molecule with precipitation of another salt (add copper sulfate and you get copper chloride salt with sodium sulfate in solution). Dead Sea salt is reportedly very low in sodium chloride, so if the flavor primarily comes from that, then a very small amount of contamination could potentially change the flavor and make it worthless (this is conjecture).
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Why do people throw gum?

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because they are bad and want to get rid of the gum quickly. (don't be friends with them)!
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What gum does not have aspartame in it?

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Very very little gum doesn't have aspartame in it. Mainly bubble gum has no aspartame but I found some aspartame in Hubba Bubba.
Asked in Desserts, Snacks, and Treats, Candy, Chewing Gum

What gum flavor last the longest?

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It depends on the company the best is 5 gum
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Are brown gums bad?

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I really no absolutely nothing about gums or teeth but still.....YES!

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