Archive for September 2nd, 2008

Wrigley’s Poznan plant may add 300 jobs

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Poland’s Puls Biznesu reports that Wrigley, which already operates one of the largest plants in Europe in Poznan (the city is pictured above). As reported today from anonymous sources, Wrigley plans to make a major investment which will expand jobs and the financial resources that it pours into some of the economic zones of Poland (as well as potential plans for Russia, too).

Here are some of the details reported in today’s article:

The leader on the Polish chewing gum market which is worth PLN 797m [US$345 million), wants to increase its capacity in Europe.

“The company considers developing its Poznan plant and buying new production lines. This is a PLN 170m [US$73.5 million] project which would create 300 new jobs”, “PB” anonymous source said.

Chewing gum | The Netherlands

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

KauwGom!, originally uploaded by CowGummy.

Today’s crime update: $331 and a pack of gum

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008


Earlier today, The Cedartown Standard (aka “The Fish Wrap”) in Cedartown, Georgia reported on a robbery that took place a local Smart Mart at 3 am this morning.

The suspect (bearded, blue hooded sweatshirt) came to pay for his gas with some change, and then the robbery occurred, with a package of gum (brand unidentified) used as a precursor to the criminal act.

Here’s how the article reported the crime:

According to reports, the suspect came into the store after pumping gas and paid for the fuel with some change. The suspect then picked up a package of chewing gum.

The clerk stated that when she reached over the counter to take the money for the gum, the man grabbed her wrist and held a knife to it. He told her, “I will cut you; give me all the money.”

The clerk gave the subject all the money in the cash drawer, at this time the suspect ran from the store and the clerk ran to the restroom where she locked herself in and called police…

A Cedartown Detective was called in to process the scene for evidence. The cash drawer was counted and it was determined that $331 in cash was taken from the register.

Gum seller | Granada, Nicaragua

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Gerardo, originally uploaded by justinwolfe.

The Revolymer Clean Gum shoe (well, make that a flip-flop) test

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Revolymer’s Clean Gum raises $20 million

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

We’re written earlier about Revolymer’s (you’ll note the company logo above) efforts to develop what is called Clean Gum; one that’s easily removable and, even better, possibly biodegradable.

We’re a bit late in reporting some recent significant funding for the company, a research spin-off from University of Bristol, has received to further develop this new product.

As a Reuters article from a few months back reports:

A British company developing a non-stick chewing gum that can be easily removed from pavements and shoes has raised 10 million pounds ($20 million) to help bring its product to market.

The new financing comes from institutional and private investors, with IP Group — an early backer — chipping in an additional 800,000 pounds, the firm said on Wednesday.

Gum calendar | 1923

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Wrigleys Chewing Sweet Calendar, originally uploaded by spuzzlightyear1.

Gum Man: A video mash up of Matrix meets Mission Impossible meets Doublemint vs Extra

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Heart of gum | Czech Republic

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

heart, originally uploaded by HanaS..

Vandals (some with gum) take on Canada’s National Gallery (Le Musée des beaux-arts)

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Today’s website reported on vandalism to artworks in the National Gallery of Canada that ranges from the use of pens, Frisbees, carving on a ledge in a restored chapel and, yes, gum in the nose of famous sculptures, as the article reports:

Guards discovered a piece of chewing gum stuffed into the right nostril of the figure in the Alberto Giacometti sculpture, Portrait of Diego (pictured above, sans gum). It was removed with a napkin.