February 6th must be a busy day because today is also bubblegum day!! Who doesn't love bubblegum? Some of my fondest memories of this sticky snack include images of a dusty softball field or sneaking pieces into my elementary school classrooms. I even remember when I first learned to blow a bubble; it was such a great accomplishment! Bubblegum is just one of those things that makes you smile and feel good no matter where you are or what you're doing. Here are some fun facts you may not have known about this delicious treat.
** The biggest bubble ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was 22 inches in diameter, 1 1/2 times the size of a large pizza.
**Double Bubble was included in the ration kits for soldiers serving in WWII.
**Sixty to seventy percent of bubble gum is sugar :)
**Chewing gum burns about 12 calories per hour (not quite enough to count as your heart healthy exercise)
**Chewing gum on an airplane will keep your ears from popping (I always chew Big Red on planes)
**The top ten most popular brands of bubble gum are as follows:
1) Hubba Bubba Max
2) Stride (my favorite daily gum)
4) Bubble Yum (my favorite gum to chew during softball games)
7) Big League Chew (gum that looks like strips of chewing tobacco and helps promote athletes to chew gum instead of tobacco)
8) Double Bubble
Which one is your favorite??