manufacturers voluntarily rationed their product at home during
World War II, so that supplies of it could be shipped to our fighting
forces around the globe.
gum base (it hardens into chewing gum only after cooking and cooling)
has been used as an organic pesticide: Insects drawn to its sweetness
find their jaws stuck together and they soon starve to death.
this wrapper for disposal after use" and "Close cover
before striking" are the most often read sets of instructions
in the world.
New York Central
Railroad once employed a full-time gum removal man to clean discarded
gum from Grand Central Station. He harvested an average of seven
pounds a night with the wad growing to fourteen pounds on holiday