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20 Wacky Uses for Wrigley’s® Spearmint Gum

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  1. Lure crabs. Chew a piece of Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum briefly and use it as bait on a fishing line.
  2. Repair a leaking gas tank temporarily. Patch the leak with a piece of well-chewed Wrigley’s Spearmint gum.
  3. 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).
  4. Seal a punctured garden hose. Patch the holes with chewed Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Fill cracks in a wall or a clay flowerpot. Use a well-chewed stick of Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum.

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