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What Happens When You Swallow Gum? (Video)

In this ACS video, Reactions looks at the mechanics and chemistry of digestion to answer the question: what happens when you swallow gum?

American Chemical Society

It's a legendary piece of playground lore: If you swallow a piece of gum, it stays stuck in your stomach forever. So, was your elementary-school buddy right? This week, Reactions looks at the mechanics and chemistry of digestion in order to settle the myth. Chew on the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R6R_V9xkAo.