November 8, 2017

Getting rid of chewing gum in restaurants

Improbable Research - An invention gives restaurant diners a possibly elegant way to dispose of their chewed chewing gum, and gives restaurants a new means of advertising themselves or anything else. The invention was marketed under the name “Gumvelope.” A patent application tells how Gumvelope works:

Chewing gum disposal system,” US patent application US20090294321A1, Rebeca Craig, filed June 2, 2008. The patent application explains:

The chewing gum disposal system includes a plurality of chewing gum disposal envelopes configured to receive one or more pieces of chewing gum, and a chewing gum disposal container…. In disposing of a piece of chewing gum, an envelope is removed from the holding compartment, the piece of chewing gum is placed inside the envelope, and the envelope is inserted into the disposal compartment. The chewing gum disposal system and method provide an efficient, sanitary and pleasant method for the disposal of chewing gum that is suitable for public spaces including restaurants, bars, buses, movie theaters, ballparks, stores, malls, and other areas.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow - cutting edge technology - and only 40+ years after landing a man on the moon.

But what will we stick under chairs now?