Killer Means Awesome

Killer Inventions: Chewing Gum

February 26, 2024 Brainstorm Season 3 Episode 6
Killer Means Awesome
Killer Inventions: Chewing Gum
Show Notes

For thousands of years people all over the world have chewed gum or gum-like substances. Still, the invention of the modern chewing gum industry took place in the United States in the 1800s, and while you may be familiar with names like William Wrigley, Jr., an exiled Mexican General was also responsible for the gum you enjoy today. Hear the incredible true story of how chewing gum evolved from the naturally occurring flavorless birch bark tar to the chemically crafted Lebron James’ Lightning Lemonade Bubblicious Bubble Gum.

Listen to the first two seasons of Killer Means Awesome to hear more incredible true stories.  Season one features amazing tales about recently discovered shipwrecks and Season two highlights biographies of people you really should know!