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Chewing Gum

Ever heard of the “Island of Gum?” It is there that humans first started chewing gum, sometime back during the early days if Ottoman Empire (1300 – 1920’s). Chios, as the island is commonly known, is a Greek island where the Pistacia Lentiscus tree grows. Its resin, known as “Mastika,” or “Mastic,” drips noticeably against… Continue reading Chewing Gum