What Happens When You Swallow Chewing Gum

Ever hear that chewing gum will stay in your stomach for 7 years if you swallow it? That's totally false.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Here's how food breaks down in the body: 00:53

  2. Parts of the gum can become useful to the body, but the actual gummy substance doesn't immediately leave your system. 01:16

Written by Curiosity Staff January 25, 2015