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20 Wacky Uses for
Wrigley’s® Spearmint Gum

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  • Lure crabs. Chew a piece of Wrigley's Spearmint Gum briefly and use it as bait on a fishing line.
  • Repair a leaking gas tank temporarily. Patch the leak with a piece of well-chewed Wrigley's Spearmint gum.
  • Alleviate an earache caused by a cold, sinus infection, or allergy. The muscular action of chewing Wrigley's Spearmint Gum will open the eustachian tubes (which lead form the back of the throat to the middle ear).
  • Seal a punctured garden hose. Patch the holes with chewed Wrigley's Spearmint Gum.
  • Keep mealworms and other pests away from pasta. Place a few sticks of wrapped Wrigley's Spearmint Gum on the shelf near open packages of noodles, macaroni, or spaghetti. Spearmint repels these household pests.
  • Keep weevils out of flour. Place a stick of Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum in your flour canister. Weevils, repulsed by mint, stay out of the flour, and the gum does not flavor the flour.
  • Adhere plastic bathroom tiles. If a tile comes loose, put a little piece of chewed Wrigley's Spearmint Gum on each corner and press back in place.
  • Prevent your eyes from rearing while chopping onions. Chewing a piece of Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum while peeling and chopping onions can help prevent your eyes from watering.
  • Temporarily repair a small hole or crack in a radiator hose. Chew a stick of Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum until all the sugar is gone, and then use the gum to patch any small hole in a radiator hose. Secure the piece of gum in place by wrapping a piece of duct tape, adhesive tape, or a Band-Aid Bandage around gum and hose.
  • Fill cracks in a wall or a clay flowerpot. Use a well-chewed stick of Wrigley's Spearmint Gum.

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