Decay: Most gums are made up of mostly non-biodegradable materials. That means, that when you stick your gum under the table, it will stay there for a very long time.(Gross!) For this reason, it is not recommended to put your gum anyplace other than the garbage can.
Digestion: Everyone has swallowed gum at one time or another, but what happens when you do? Will it stick to your insides and force you to have it surgically removed? Or will it block your windpipe and suffocate you? The truth is, gum won't do anything. Literally. Your body doesn't get any nutrients from the gum, so it will just pass on through. Despite this, it is not healthy to swallow it regularly. One child swallowed five to seven pieces of gum a day, and he was constipated for up to two years.
Better bubbles: To learn how to blow better bubbles, one of the first things you must understand is why a bubble pops. When a bubble is blown, there is a certain amount of force with which the bubble pushes in. This amount varies depending certain variables, which will be listed later. After the air inside the bubble obtains a pressure that is greater than the amount of force with which the bubble pushes in, the bubble pops, and creates a mess that is hard to clean up.
Variables: There are several variables which affect the size of the bubble. They are:
Shape: Most people have wondered why a bubble takes the shape of a sphere. The reason is rooted in the elasticity of the gum. Because of the elasticity, the bubble wants to take the shape that has the least amount of surface area, which happens to be a sphere.