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Daily Trivia - 09/18/12

Posted by on Sep. 18, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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What was the intended use of chewing gum when it was first patented in 1869 by William Finley Semple?

by on Sep. 18, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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Cafe MichelleP
by Head Admin on Sep. 18, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I seem to remember knowing this, but now I got nothing...lol

Good luck ladies.

psych_mom
by Stacy on Sep. 18, 2012 at 11:28 AM
I'm not sure other than to make a better gum than was although he never made chewing gum himself. I can tell you this- I don't live very far from the Wrigley plant and it always smells so yummy, like Juicy Fruit gum.
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M4LG5
by Valeri on Sep. 18, 2012 at 11:42 AM

OMG!!  I know this.  Give me a minute or so.

Barabell
by Barbara on Sep. 18, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Hint: Semple was a dentist.

M4LG5
by Valeri on Sep. 18, 2012 at 11:44 AM

For some reason I am thinking tires....but I think its because of the rubber.  So....it was used as a rubber material, right?

Barabell
by Barbara on Sep. 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM


Quoting M4LG5:

For some reason I am thinking tires....but I think its because of the rubber.  So....it was used as a rubber material, right?

The answer doesn't have to do with tires. I googled gum, and it appears to have been different substances over the centuries. Many times it was a sap or bark, and some had medicinal properties. But currently it's a synthetic latex, similar to rubber.

wakymom
by Silver Member on Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:31 PM

For some reason, I'm thinking "eraser".

 

 

 

 

 

steelcrazy
by Silver Member on Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:36 PM

I'm completely clueless on this one.

Barabell
by Barbara on Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Nope. I was thinking this one would be way too easy....

Quit overthinking this!!! LOL ;-)

Barabell
by Barbara on Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Nope. Nothing with eraser.

Quoting wakymom:

For some reason, I'm thinking "eraser".

 

 

 

 

 


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