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August 16, 2010

Seattle Gum Wall

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From Oddity Central: "Located in Post Alley, under Pike Place Market, the Gum Wall had its beginning in the early 1990s when people, irritated that they had to wait in line to get tickets to the theater, stuck chewing gum on the wall.

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At first they would use the gum to stick small coins to the wall but in time the coins disappeared and the gum remained."

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"Theater attendants scraped the Gum Wall twice but gave up in 1999, when it became a certified tourist attraction in Seattle.

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Now it is covered with thousands of pieces of chewing gum of any color imaginable. And as the wall grows, the chewing gum art becomes more sophisticated.

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You’ll find names written with pieces of gum, and symbols like hearts or the peace sign."

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"But, the Seattle Gum Wall is also one of the germiest tourist destinations on Earth.

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In a ranking on Trip Advisor it came in in second place, after Ireland’s Blarney Stone."

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Wrote one Oddity Central commenter, "You should see the one in San Luis Obispo, California, it's been there since the 70s."

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Bueller?

Flautist?

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[via Milena]

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Is it art?

Posted by: Jesse | Aug 16, 2010 9:58:44 PM

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