There is a odd but entertaining article about chewing gum in last week’s Vancouver Sun paper. The article written by Joe Schwarcz, opines about a personal experience with chewing gum and some interesting tangents relating to functional gum. While he obviously has been traumatized by his school teacher after getting caught chewing gum in class, he brings a reasonably balanced look at some of the science surrounding chewing gum. Normally the brain-boosting effect of Think Gum is the most interesting thing one can write about when it comes to gum. But in Joe’s article, he writes about breast-enhancing gum, cows, embalming fluid and even middle-eastern chewing gum conspiracy theories, so you certainly won’t be bored reading it.