While Rabbi Marvin Hier was speaking to a half-empty National Mall at Donald Trump’s inauguration, an MSNBC cameraman zoomed in on our senile president’s face, and it was, somehow, not the most embarrassing image on the screen.
The popularity of chewing gum has plummeted in the last four years, with sales dropping 11 percent. Can there be any explanation other than the decades-long campaign by right-thinking moms, etiquette experts, theater attendants and sound-sensitives who just cannot deal with your smacking right now?
When you go to grab a stick of gum, you expect to be greeted with refreshing spearmint or exhilarating wintermint. Well, no more! From now on it's pig parts and stale booze because this new Ballpark Gum aims to transport you straight to the stadium with every chew.
But don't go sticking Trident in your ear. Scientists have found that chewing gum with the sweetener xylitol could reduce the number of ear infections kids get. The catch: you have to chew it five times a day, and even then it only cuts infections down by 25%. Still, if you're a kid who's really into gum, this could…
Gum, while being chewed, can eliminate bad breath, quell mild hunger, and fend off a case of the snoozes (or, depending on who you ask, chewing gum can make you look like a minty-mouthed bovine hussy). But both normal people with normal opinions and my grandma can agree that already-been-chewed gum, when out of the…
In an effort to reduce the cost of street cleaning, lawmakers have ruled that all gum sold in Spain must use a less-sticky copolymer of vinyl acetate and vinyl laurate. The only problem: The new compounds are linked to cancer.
In yet another study touting the benefits of chewing gum, researchers suggest it may boost academic performance in teens. But, some doctors warn we should be wary of all this Wrigley's-funded research.
The gum industry is thriving in the recession, as manufacturers release gourmet gum flavors and promote research that chewing gum helps control weight. Plus, gum is one of the few indulgences people can still afford.
I was watching the Biggest Loser on Tuesday at the gym, (Is it masochistic to watch a weight-loss show while working out? Sadistic? Just ooky? Whatever. I digress.) and I noticed a commercial for Extra! Gum, touting it as "the long lasting 5-calorie snack" that will "take you from 'nice gut' to 'nice butt.'" The…