Chew on This…

From Gulp! Mexico tells citizens to swallow their gum

Mexicans now chew an average of 2.6 pounds (1.2 kilograms) of gum each year, half what the average American chews but still among the highest rates in Latin America. A lot of that winds up on the street.

Wow let’s run a few numbers here…the Average American ™ chews oer 5 pounds of gum a year. How much is that really?

I would think a pack of 5 sticks of gum would be less then 2 ounces. So 1 pound would be more then 8 packs, and 5 lbs. more then 40 packs.

So the Average American ™ puts away on the order of 1 pack of gume a week.  Not as bad as I thought going in, but still a lot.

Since many, such as me, never chew gum, then others must be putting away a lot more to make up for it.

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