February 15th is National Chewing Gum Day!
Five Food Find about Chewing Gum
Kids in North America spend approximately half a billion dollars on bubble gum every year.
100,000 tons of bubble gum is chewed every year all around the world.
Scientists found a 9,000-year- old wad of chewing gum in Sweden.
A mathematician once calculated and figured out that the energy Americans expend everyday when chewing bubble gum was enough to light a city of ten million people.
It is believed that ancient Greeks found relief from stress by chewing a gum that was made from a resin.
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
- 1758 Benjamin Jackson advertised mustard for sale for the first time in America. The advertisement was in the Philadelphia Chronicle, and claimed Jackson was the first and only manufacturer of mustard in America
- 1809 Cyrus Hall McCormick was born. McCormick is credited with the development of the first mechanical reaper.
- 1957 ‘The Banana Boat Song’ (Day-O) by Harry Belafonte is number one on the charts.
- 1965 Canada adopted its new red & white flag with a red maple leaf in the center.