What other uses does chewing gum have?

What is really special about chewing gum is that it isn’t only a candy but has a long list of uses, including – it’s a relaxant that releases tension, helps wakefulness and concentration, helps to quit smoking, helps oral hygiene, stimulates saliva production and thus prevents dry mouth, alleviates pressure in the ears during flights, satisfies the need for a small snack, serves as a game by keeping your mouth busy (blowing bubbles, for example), and is even beneficial in problematic situations – there’s a famous story about a British plane that was crossing the Atlantic, whose pilot was saved when he plugged a hole in the aircraft’s radiator with chewed gum…