it’s national bubble gum day?!
When we saw it was National Bubble Gum Day we had to giggle. Who knew there was such a thing?! So we looked into the history of this unique “holiday”(???) and here’s what we found out:
National Bubble Gum Day started in 2006 as a charitable event.
Children’s book author Ruth Spiro came up with the idea as a school fundraiser. Students pay a small amount to be able to chew gum in class and the money goes towards a charity that the school choses. This program is still run in schools around the US.
We also found out some fun facts about bubble gum.
- The brand, Dubble Bubble launched in 1928. It’s pink because that is the only dye color creator Walter Diemer had.
- On April 24, 2004, Chad Fell from Alabama set the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest bubble gum bubble. It measured 20″ in diameter.
- Hubba Bubba comes rolled up like a tape measure and is exactly 6 feet long. Wow, 6 feet of gum!
- 100,000 tons of bubble gum is chewed every year all around the world.
- And lastly, did you know…it is illegal to sell gum in Singapore? There has been a ban on chewing gum in the country since 1992.
And there you have it! Happy National Bubble Gum Day!
Thank you to real-girl models, CC and EP. Photo cred: Marissa Easterling.