BOMB Blast 8: Frank Fleer Invents Blibber-Blubber

In 1906 Fleer invented what was called the first bubble gum, which he called “Blibber-Blubber” (is it just mere coincidence, or did this have anything to do with the idea of “flubber?”). Rather it was “real” bubblegum or not I guess is a question open for interpretation, because there were a number of problems with it, one being that it was difficult to blow bubbles with. There were so many problems that Blibber-Blubber never made it to store shelves. At any rate, with the coming of Blibber-Blubber, Fleer had brought his company closer to the reality of real bubblegum then anyone had ever been before.

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