It’s been drilled into us from a young age by nagging parents: “Swallow gum and it will stay in your system for 7 years”

But is this just another lie thrown to us from our parents (Santa, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny… need we say more)?

So what REALLY happens if you swallow lots and lots of gum? Will you blow up to become a big bouncy ball?

Lucky for us Youtube channel Reactions have delved into the legend and found… that there’s SOME truth to the myth, but it’s been exaggerated greatly. 

In a nutshell: part of the gum survives digestion… but you’ll eventually poo it out! 

So whilst it’s probably not great to swallow it, you can get away with it if there’s no bin handy. 


Cause we’d rather you swallow it than be nasty and stick it under a picnic table (yeah we see you). 


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