Safe to swallow gum?

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I got ter thinkin, wouldn't it be more healthy to swallow gum after you chew it rather than spit it out? Extra fiber for your large intestine or not?
 

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Since when is there fiber in gum? So do you also swallow pebbles with the thought it mind it could be good for your intestine?
 
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You will grow a rubber tree in your belly..and the branches will sprout out your ears!

Swallowing gum, dosen't seem to have any effect on us, just passes right out of us.
 
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I'm assuming it is just a myth that swallowing gum will not make it remain in your system for roughly ~6 or so years...
 

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So do you also swallow pebbles with the thought it mind it could be good for your intestine?
But small, round pebbles, like marbles, wouldn't be harmful would it?
 

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Mk said:
But small, round pebbles, like marbles, wouldn't be harmful would it?
:rofl: You're not considering it, are you? Ruminants eat stones to help them digest plants, the stones stay in their stomach all their live.
 

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Not that I am, but it wouldn't, would it? Children swallow their teeth all the time (if I had a nickel for every time I heard that one!), after they fall out.

After looking up what a ruminant is, I have noticed I am not a ruminant. Does the same apply?
 

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