How to blow bubble gum like a pro
Many cultures chew substances made from Mother Nature, such as herbs, plants, and resins. The history of chewing gum actually dates back to the ancient Greeks, being their favorite hobby. However, it was a William Semple, not a Greek, who first patented gum on December 28, 1869, and a Susan Montgomery who popped the largest gum bubble in history at 23 inches in diameter. It is registered in the Guinness World Record.
The most popular brands are not always the best for blowing bubbles. Companies like Bubble Yum and Bubbicilious have created soft, easy-to-chew, flavorful, and long-lasting gum; great for those who want to chew gum, bad for those who want to blow bubbles. If you want to make championship bubbles, choose a less popular brand like Double Bubble or Bazooka. They contain less sugar and are harder to chew, but offer superior bubble strength.
The trick is to use a small amount of gum. If after you have popped the bubble and you still find gum in your mouth, it does not mean that you need more gum. Just more practice. More gum does not make more bubbles. Also, you can only use three chewing gums to contest the world record.
To beat the odds of blowing gum bubbles to their fullest potential, try practicing indoors, where it is easier to control the wind and temperature. These two factors are crucial to your success. Too cold, the bubble skin will become thin and easily broken; too hot, your bubble will collapse prematurely.
All gum has sugar and artificial flavors for flavor. However, these two ingredients are bad news for those who want to make big bubbles. One trick is to chew the gum until most of the sugar and artificial flavoring is removed, which in turn will create superior force for the bubbles. The next step is to get the gum to the right consistency. It gets harder as it cools down after you’ve popped a bubble. Heat it so that it becomes smoother by chewing it more. With the correct consistency, you can effortlessly push your tongue through the gum and fill the pocket with air to pop the bubble.
If you want to make the biggest bubbles possible, be careful and blow slowly. Use slow, even breaths, this gives the gum time to stretch and grow, but also maintains even pressure on the gum to prevent it from sinking. Don’t press your lips around the bubble like you’ve just sucked on a lemon, this will force you to blow harder and pop the bubble. Instead, keep your mouth open to inflate the bubble through a larger hole.
A champion is not born without practice. On the other hand, to make really big and impressive bubbles, you also need a strong jaw, tongue and diaphragm. You should try all the tips mentioned above and see which combinations work best for you. It’s more fun, which is the main thing, if you can practice and compete with your friends.