Monday, April 19, 2010

Chewing Gum Wall in Seattle (12 PICS)

One of the most offbeat attractions in the United States, the Seattle Gum Wall is also one of the most germ infected tourist spot in the world.

Located in Post Alley, under Park Place Market, the Gum Wall has 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. At first, they would use the gum to stick small coins to the wall, but in time, the tradition of the coins disappeared, and the gum remained.

Theater attendants scraped the Gum Wall twice, but gave up in 1999, when it became a certified tourist attraction of Seattle. Now it is filled with thousands of pieces of chewing gum, of any color imaginable. And, as the wall grows, the chewing gum art becomes more sophisticated. You’ll find names written with pieces of gum, and symbols like hearts or the peace sign.

But, the Seattle Gum Wall is also one of the germiest tourist destinations on Earth. In a ranking made by Trip Advisor, it came in second place, after Ireland’s Blarney Stone.
























3 comments

Baby April 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM

the best place to throw your unwanted chewing gum.

the best place to get germs into your body and get sick.

Azizuan April 22, 2010 at 11:56 PM

yucks!!

Spicy Mother April 25, 2010 at 1:24 PM

aiyo, feel like puking..

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