What happens when you swallow gum? (video)

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WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016 — It's a legendary piece of playground lore: If you swallow a piece of gum, it stays stuck in your stomach forever. So was your elementary-school buddy right? This week, Reactions looks at the mechanics and chemistry of digestion in order to settle the myth. Chew on the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R6R_V9xkAo.

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