It’s time to get smackin’ because September 30th is National Chewing Gum Day.
Chewing gum goes back more than five-thousand years.
It’s been used for enjoyment, to deal with hunger and as a breath freshener.
Various early forms included tree bark tar, sap resin, and wax.
The first commercial chewing gum came out in 1848 and a patent on chewing gum was filed in 1869.
You can mark the day by buying a pack of your favorite gum and don’t forget to share!