Monday, June 7, 2010

The Invention of Bubble Gum

By Matthew H.

Who – Bubblegum was invented by Walter Diemer; he spent his spare time playing around with different gum recipes. He lived from January 5, 1904 until January 9, 1998. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was married, but had no kids.

What - Bubble gum is a type of chewing gum that is specifically designed for blowing bubbles of all sizes. It is usually pink in color and has its own unique ‘bubble gum’ flavor. Today you can get many flavors.

When - It was invented in 1928 by Walter Diemer.

Where – The first gum was invented at the Fleer Chewing Gum Company in Philadelphia.

Why – This invention was a complete accident. Diemer was playing around with the recipes and made a less sticky batch, and what he ended up with was bubble gum.

How – Bubble gum changed from regular gum that had already been invented. It was more fun to chew, because you could make bubbles and this gum didn’t have nicotine in it, so it was more appropriate for children to chew, which made it very popular.



Anonymous said...

i like the information about what company invented it.
wish: i would liked more information on when and why, if you could find any.

Anonymous said...

How could we live without bubblegum?? Hahaha this was actually very interesting!

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