How to Blow Bubble Gum? - The Biggest Bubblegum Bubble

Boy Blowing Bubble Gum

Today when we think about chewing gums, almost always we picture ourselves or other people not only chewing, but also blowing bubbles. However, when first chewing gums appeared in the market during late 19th century and early 20th century, they were too hard to be easily stretched.

The arrival of gums that could be used for blowing bubbles arrived only in 1928 with the discovery of Walter E. Diemer, who worked in Fleer Chewing Gum Company in Philadelphia. His revolutionary recipe enabled gum to stretch easily and to be less sticky inside users’ mouth, making it an overnight success and changing the way we look at entire chewing gum industry and the way we interact with these confectionery items.

Blowing bubble gum is not a difficult task. To do it all that is needed is a good chewing gum (bubble gum) and a few minutes of time.

  • For a start, chewing gum needs to be softened and moistened inside a mouth. Few minutes of chewing should make the gum ready.
  • Then, gum needs to be pushed into stretched and flattened state between the tongue and front teeth (both top and bottom).
  • Forcing a slow exhale will push lips into a closed state, perfect for making a small hole through which will gum start forming a bubble.
  • When desired bubble size is reached, air can be pushed back into the lungs making the bubble disappear, or, the excess of air will cause the bubble to pop.

According to Guinness World Records, Chad Fell (USA) blew a bubblegum bubble with a diameter of 50.8 cm (20 in) without using his hands at the Double Springs High School, Winston County, Alabama, USA on 24 April 2004. He was blowing with three pieces of Dubble Bubble gum.