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Nails, Chewing Gum and Dentures....... what do they all have in common??

Well according to Reuters Chewing Gum is going to use a special type of polymer so that it does not stick to anything - see below :green:

Scientists develop non-stick chewing gum


LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have developed a non-stick chewing gum that can be easily removed from pavements, shoes and clothes.
The new gum, the result of polymer research at the University of Bristol, could be launched commercially in 2008, its backers said on Friday.
"The advantage of our Clean Gum is that it has a great taste, it is easy to remove and has the potential to be environmentally degradable," said Terence Cosgrove, a professor of chemistry who helped found a company called Revolymer to commercialise the technology.


Today's chewing gums are made from synthetic latex, which is resistant to the weather and is strongly adhesive. The new gum adds a special polymer to modify its properties, making it far less sticky.
In two street trials, leading commercial gums remained stuck to the pavement three out or four times, while Clean Gum came away naturally within 24 hours in all cases, Revolymer said.

:eek: :lol::lol:
 

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the only reason i know about this is cos it was a question asked on last nights Ant and Decs Saturday night take away show.

I think its a good thing cos the streets do look a mess with those nasty grey blobs everywhere...although why people think its acceptable to spit it on the floor in the first place is beyond me.
 

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the only reason i know about this is cos it was a question asked on last nights Ant and Decs Saturday night take away show.

I think its a good thing cos the streets do look a mess with those nasty grey blobs everywhere...although why people think its acceptable to spit it on the floor in the first place is beyond me.
I seen that too Angie.

There is nothing more gross than getting chewing gum on your shoe:irked:
 

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Yep agree with you both Angie and Fiona - why would anyone want to spit chewing gum out - and when it gets on your shoe :irked:

The only thing worse than that is dog poo :irked::eek::irked: (and I don't blame the dogs - they only do what comes naturally) BUT I wish their owners would ensure that if possible, they deposited the "said package" in a place it doesn't get stood in:lol: if they can't remove it cos they don't have any bags :eek::lol:

I won't even get onto cat wee :lol: :lol: xx
 

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