Did you know chewing gum comes from a tree? Well, an important ingredient in gum is called chicle and it comes from a tree. Aztec Indians in Mexico used to chew chicle to clean their teeth. In the late 1800s, a man named Thomas Adams mixed chicle with sugar and flavors and created gum, a rubbery candy that does not dissolve! Now it comes in all kinds of flavors. Wow, another OMG genius fact and we hope you enjoyed dill fans!