Bubble gum was invented in 1928 by a man named Walter E. Diemer. He invented bubble gum on accident. He was supposed to be working as an accountant at a chewing gum company but ended up experimenting with new gum recipes. From his experiments he came up with a less sticky and more stretchy than regular chewing gum. Walter thought that because of the differences, that this gum would be able to blow bubbles. He brought a 5 pound blob of it to a grocery store and it sold out in one afternoon. Before long Walters invention was marketed and he taught his salesmen how to blow bubbles so that people could see what made his gum different. The only food coloring that was at the factory was pink so Walter used it and the color just stuck.
Some may think that if gum was swallowed it would stick to your insides and have to be removed surgically or it would block your wind pipe and could suffocate you. That is not the case. Because your body does not get any nutrients from gum it would just pass right through. However swallowing gum too much is damaging to your body. Most gums are non-biodegradable materials so that’s why you can stick your gum under a table and it’ll stay there for a very long time.
There are several variables that affect the size of a bubble. First, there is the temperature of the gum. If the gum is too warm it’ll become gooey so it’ll loose some of its elasticity so it should be a bit colder to create a larger bubble. Second, there is the amount of gum. The more the gum the larger the bubble is, just like with a balloon. The bigger the balloon is, the bigger it will blow up. Third, the type of gum. Different kinds of gum have different ingredients that contribute to the strength of the gum. The stronger the gum is, the larger the bubble will be.
Bubbles have the shape of a sphere because of the elasticity. The bubble wants to take the shape that has the least amount of surface area which is a sphere.
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