Celebrate National Bubble Gum Day with five trivia facts that Socially Sparked® our lives. Every first Friday in February you can find children and adults alike chewing gum and blowing large bubbles for a great cause – fundraising for schools. Bubble Gum Day encourages philanthropy in children and allows the schools to support a charity that fits the beliefs and policies of the school.
On Bubble Gum Day, everyone who donates 50 cents or more gets to chew gum in school, with proceeds going to the individual school’s charity selection. Kids have fun, while raising money for a good cause. Kids aren’t the only ones who have fun on this day. Businesses and communities participate in Bubble Gum Day, too.
In honor of the day, here are five facts about the invention of the favorite gum and its’ namesake National Day.
FIVE TRIVIA FACTS TO BURST YOUR BUBBLES
-The first commercial bubble gum was invented in 1928 by Walter Diemer an employee of the Freer Company. It was called Dubble Bubble.
– The first bubble gum in 1928 earned over one million and a half dollars, which was alot back then.
– Children’s author and mother, Ruth Spiro, founded Bubble Gum Day in 2006 to create a fun way for children to participate in school fundraising. She believed that the world needed a day focused around education, philanthropy, and bubble gum!
– The largest bubble gum bubble ever blown was 50.8 centimeters (20 inches) in diameter by Chad Fell of Haleyville, Alabama, who holds the Guinness World Record. He blew the bubble with three pieces of Dubble Bubble on April 24, 2004 at Double Springs High School in Winston County, Alabama.
-The very first bubble gum was pink because Dubble Bubble inventor Walter Diemer only had pink food coloring at his disposal in 1928.
Happy National Bubble Gum Day! An all around fun and worthy cause celebration that allows all of us to be a kid and give back. — Abbe is Socially Sparked! Tweet @sosparkednews & @asparks01.
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