BOMB Blog 28: Does Bubble Gum Have Spider Eggs in it?

Lots of good things and bad things have been said about bubblegum over the last eighty two years of bubblegum history.

But one of the most bizarre came when kids started saying some bubblegum had spider eggs (or is it spider legs) in it.

Did these rumors lead to a lot of teachers and people who had to clean bubblegum off the bottom of desks and theater seats to jump on the spider egg bandwagon? I don’t know, but this certainly gave a lot of ammunition to anyone anti-bubblegum.

It was a shame though, as apparently over $100,000 was spent to battle such rumors.

Read more about this strange story here.

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