What Makes Gum Chewy?

What makes gum stay chewy for so long? ALL THE THINGS.

Watch for more on your teeth and braces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zzA4BU2e58

Join MIT-trained chemist and science educator George Zaidan as he tries to recreate everyday household products like toothpaste, lipstick, or shaving cream using only natural ingredients … and no recipe! He’ll have to decode long lists of intimidating chemical names, figure out what they all do, try to find natural substitutes, and then cook up the do-it-yourself versions in his chemistry lab (kitchen). While George may or may not succeed, we'll all learn something new and surprising about the products we take for granted every day.


Credits:
Special thanks to: Jen French, Bethany Murray
Editor: Daniel Carbone
Graphics and Animations: Per Hoel
Illustrator: Brett Paci
Overlays: Ceri Riley
Director of Photography: Adam Morrell and Emily Wathen
Theme Music: Pickup Stix
Additional Music: Faster Does It, Corncob (Kevin MacLeod)
Created and Executive Produced by: George Zaidan and Elizabeth Choe

For National Geographic:
Vice President, Digital Video: James Williams
Executive Producer: Danielle Steinberg
Producer: Will Halicks
Associate Producer: Milaena Hamilton
Associate Producer: Lindsay Benson

Special thanks to Stephanie Atlas, Lisa Covi, Dan Steinmetz, Rebekah Barlas, Nicola Overstreet, Anna Kukelhaus, Kelsey Taylor, Gabe Bullard, Becky Little, Teresa Tate, Brett Weisband, Liane DiStefano



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