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Nowadays, do students get sent to the principal’s office for chewing gum in school? If my
memory serves me well, an elementary student could be punished for just that twenty years
ago. Imagine what the punishment was twenty years before that and the findings could be
astonishing!
However, today, the first Friday in February, is National Bubble Gum Day, and students
are allowed to chew gum in some schools while promoting a worthy cause. That is, those who
donate fifty cents or more to a charity chosen by their school will be allowed to chew, smack and
blow bubbles all day long. As with all school rules though, be sure to check with your principal in
advance.
But what makes bubble-gum…bubble? Answer: Resin! A resin is a substance which hardens
when exposed to air. Resin is excreted from trees and for thousands of years has been used to
heal wounds, act as an agent in waterproofing material, treating tooth decay and more recently
as an ingredient used in bubble gum to produce bubbles!
After decades of failure, and finally reaching success, “Walter Diemer created the first bubble
producing gum. His employer, the Fleer Chewing Gum Company, marketed it as ‘Dubble
Bubble,’” says National Day Calendar. And yes, Phenomenal Fudge makes a Bubble-Gum flavored fudge.
Call us at 1-802-897-7300 to order some. Pop!
Sources used: Thoughtco.com, Nationaldaycalendar.com