Wednesday, February 24, 2010

How was gum made?

Chewed any gum lately? Do you know how it was first made??

The Mayan Indians figured out how to make gum and were hired to climb trees and get the sap from the chiclet tree (have you heard of the gum, Chiclets?). The gum company, Wrigley's, use to pay people in the jungle to collect the sap from the trees so they could make the gum. Below is a video from the jungle. The guide explains how the people collected the sap to make the gum.