Today, when we think about chewing gums, we almost always picture ourselves or other people chewing and blowing bubbles. However, when chewing gums first appeared in the market during the late 19th century and early 20th-century, they were too hard to stretch easily.
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 be less sticky inside users’ mouths, making it an overnight success and changing the way we look at the entire chewing gum industry and how we interact with these confectionery items.
Blowing bubble gum is not a difficult task. All that is needed is a good chewing gum (bubble gum) and a few minutes.
According to Guinness World Records, Chad Fell (USA) blew a bubblegum bubble with a diameter of 50.8cm (20 in) without using his hands at the Double Springs High School, Winston County, Alabama, the USA, on 24 April 2004. He was blowing with three pieces of Dubble Bubble gum.