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Comment: How about some free coke its bloody hot here in Australia,ps dont
be curios enough to send vanilla.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
How about some free coke its bloody hot here in Australia

Soooooo...Is s/he saying:

(1) The Coke has blood in it?
(2) The weather is very hot in Australia?
(3) Coke is flying off the shelves?
(4) The Coke is hot as in pretty or sexy?

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Comment: I couldn't find this on your website so I'm asking it now: Is is
an urban legend that the powdered stuff on chewing gum is crushed marble?
I was told this by an acquantance of mine. I don't believe it but I think
you would know.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: I couldn't find this on your website so I'm asking it now: Is is
an urban legend that the powdered stuff on chewing gum is crushed marble?
I was told this by an acquantance of mine. I don't believe it but I think
you would know.

Ok, now let's get this person SOME credit...they looked first...even though it IS obvious that it's granite not marble.
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Is is an urban legend that the powdered stuff on chewing gum is crushed marble?
You know, I don't think this dumb fact is quite as loopy as it sounds.

Chewing gum base (like toothpaste and other foodstuffs) contains calcium carbonate (calcite), a common source of which is indeed ground marble.

On the other hand, although gum manufacturers may have at one time used calcite to dust the surfaces of sticks of gum, it now appears that the industry has switched to finely granulated sweeteners (such as mannitol) to reduce a stick's sticking to its paper wrapper.

Of course, I defer to the National Association of Chewing Gum Manufacturers for final say on the "crushed-marble coating" question.

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