Does Gum Really Stay in Your Stomach for 7 Years?

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Reactions Science Videos | May 17, 2016

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.

 

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