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People have extra entry to scientific details than ever prior to, and but we nonetheless think "facts" approximately bodies and future health which are simply undeniable incorrect. do not SWALLOW YOUR GUM! takes on those myths and misconceptions, and exposes the reality in the back of a few of these bizarre and worrisome issues we expect approximately bodies. Entries dispel the next myths and more:

- you want to drink eight glasses of water a day
- Chewing gum remains on your belly for seven years
- you could capture poison ivy from an individual who has it
- for those who drop nutrients at the ground and decide it up inside of 5 seconds, it is secure to eat
- Strangers have poisoned childrens' Halloween candy

With the best mix of authoritative learn and a breezy, available tone, do not SWALLOW YOUR GUM is stuffed with enlightening, useful, and quirky evidence that would debunk one of the most perennial misconceptions we think approximately our health and wellbeing and well-being.

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