Does Chewing Gum Make You Dumb?

If you thought that chewing gum helped you concentrate, it might be time to reassess. While some old research has suggested that it can help you with abstract reasoning and logic puzzles, new research reveals that it can completely screw up your short-term memory. » 4/30/12 9:27am 4/30/12 9:27am

What Really Happens When You Swallow Your Gum?

You've heard the warnings: If you swallow gum, it will stay in your digestive system for nearly a decade. Which would mean there's a decent chance you've got some hanging out in your gut right now. » 4/24/12 12:00pm 4/24/12 12:00pm

95,200 Pieces of Chewed Gum Make Up the World's Largest and Grossest…

That gigantic yellow stained ball of goopness? It's made from 95,200 piece of chewed Nicorette gum. It's the love creation of Barry Chappell, who started rolling his chewed gum into a ball back in 2006. Six years later, it's now 62 inches in circumference and weighs 175 pounds of rubber, saliva and nastiness. People… » 1/25/12 5:20pm 1/25/12 5:20pm

Chewing Gum Makes You Smarter—But Then You Get Dumb Again

Why do people chew gum? If an anthropologist from Mars ever visited a typical supermarket, they'd be confounded by those shelves near the checkout aisle that display dozens of flavored gum options. Chewing without eating seems like such a ridiculous habit, the oral equivalent of running on a treadmill. And yet, people… » 11/29/11 7:20pm 11/29/11 7:20pm

Is Chewing Gum Still Chewing Gum If It Doesn't Stick?

I don't know, gum today—when I was a kid, you could stick it behind your ear and still guarantee it'd be there nine days later. Kids of today will never know the pain of having it scraped from their hair. » 7/21/11 5:00am 7/21/11 5:00am

Artist Paints Tiny Pictures on Chewing Gum Spit Out on the Sidewalk

Ben Wilson, a British artist, paints tiny little paintings on the chewing gum that mar the sidewalk of London. He transforms those black and grey blobs into delightful, colorful and meaningful works of art. » 6/14/11 4:30pm 6/14/11 4:30pm

Shooting People In The Face With Fruit For Fun and Profit

Sure it's a commercial for Orbit gum. That doesn't mean we can't enjoy smiles being fruvigorously faceblasted—periodontry by pericarp. » 10/12/10 7:20pm 10/12/10 7:20pm

Remainders - The Good, Bad and Ugly Things We Didn't Post (and Why)

Today in the Gizmodo junk cabinet called Remainders we've got another report of a Verizon iPhone, a slightly-skinned new Android phone from Acer, death by exploding gum, and a questionable report of Microsoft being kind of a dick. Onward! » 12/10/09 1:20am 12/10/09 1:20am

Bill Gates Seeks To Cure Malaria With Candy

Bill Gates is on another charitable streak through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with a $100,000 investment to find a way to fight childhood malaria with chocolate and gum. » 10/22/09 3:00am 10/22/09 3:00am

Wii Chewing Gum Comes in Rabbit, Zelda and Fit Flavors—Okay, Mint

Better than chewing on your Wii controller, or have the dog chew on your face (which ours has just done to Jesús, so guess who's off to see her husband in ER in a minute?) this official Wii chewing gum is a snip at four bucks. Normally, this is where I type something stupid, but it just doesn't seem appropriate. [GK… » 5/16/08 6:45am 5/16/08 6:45am