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chewing gum - Man Western

..::Chewing Gum::..


Chewing gum by Thomas Adams in 1870

After he was defeated by americans in Texas, mexican general Santa Anna was exiled to New York. Like many of his country man, Santa Anna chewed chicle. One day he introduced it to inventor Thomds Adams, who began experimenting with it as a substitute for rubber. Adams tried to make toys, masks an rain boots out of chicle but every experiment failed. Sitting in his workshop one day, tired and discouraged, he popped a piece of surplus stock into his mouth. In 1870, he opened the world's first chewing gum factory making Adams New York no.1.

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