Video: What happens when you swallow gum?

What happens when you swallow gum? (video)
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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:


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