Monday, July 15, 2013

" I'm going out and eat Worms!"

   There's an old children's song (the
song is old, not the children) that
goes something like this......."Nobody
likes me, Everybody hates me, Guess
I'll go out an eat worms!"
    Well whether you're loved or
hated this is the day to live the song!
     It's July 15th! This is "Gummi
Worm Day!"
     Now so that we're completely
accurate here, Gummi Worms
were actually preceded by the
original Gummi Bears!
     They first showed up in Germany
in 1922. It wasn't until 1981 that
the first Gummi Bears were
manufactured here in the United States!
The Gummi Worm was introduced that
same year. And the rest, as they say,
is history!
 These days manufactures have, in some
cases, added Vitamin C, to the worms, or
bears, or other creatures now offered to
hungry kid consumers.
   Of course these treats tend to stick to
the teeth and can lead to tooth decay!
Dentists love them!
   But wait! Gummi Bears and Worms
containing the cavity-fighting additive
xylitol, a type of wood sugar, are now
being tested. And one company has
developed a line of gummi candy which
is proved to help the immune system !
   Wow! These Worms are sounding
better and better all the time!
   So take some time to celebrate
today! Have a pack of Gummi Worms!
And if worms aren't your thing remember
that thanks to good old American
ingenuity we now have Gummi
rings, frogs, snakes, hamburgers, cherries,
sharks, penguins, hippos, lobsters,
octopuses, apples, peaches, oranges, and,
of course, the old standby Gummi Bear!
    Hope you can get the little pieces out
of your teeth and that all your NEWS
is good!

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