Up until World War II, chewing gum was made of a substance called chicle. Check out this Brain Stuff episode to learn more about the ingredients of modern chewing gum.

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  1. there are 2 types of chewing gum first is the one you said the second one is just wheat but you just need to keep on chewing it until it turns luke into chewing gum

  2. I thought the video was going to over what chewing gum was made of in more detail, rather than what makes it chewable.

  3. I can't chew gum because it makes me feel sick because of the aspartame. All chewing gum in Sweden seem to have that unnatural sweetener in them, haven't seen any that has sugar in them. 

  4. the man told me to subscribe and just watch videos all day long… so i did, and now i lost my job and my house and my wife left me and my kids hate me.

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  5. Fact: Did you know gum has: aspartame its in lots of gum products so use gum with sugar and one more thing look at what they put in it before buying it look up what aspartame is and you'll see what's really in chewing gum! One more thing you didn't say aspartame under the stuff best to make sure people know what there eating.


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