Talk:Chewing gum on a string

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If you buy a lot...

You acquire 11 chewing gums on strings (That's ridiculous. It's not even funny.)

Need confirmation on how many...--Hhhhh 15:49, 20 March 2006 (CST)

That's a joke on the 11, not on buying many of these items. Anything you buy 11 of will get that ridiculous/funny comment. --markm 21:02, 20 March 2006 (CST)


The book Max Cleans Up by Rosemary Wells (which my toddler got for Crimbo) has chewing gum on a string, which Max is saving from being thrown out. The book is copyright 2000, so it preceeds KoL. I don't think this is likely a reference to that, but is it a reference to something? --Club (#66669) (Talk) 13:43, 9 January 2008 (CST)

I submit for your consideration: Top Cat episode "The Con Men" (originally aired in March, 1962) has a very familiar opening scene, as found about 1:20 into this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAFqHgPTips --ashshy 8:20, 1 March 2009

October 6, 2010 Change

Using 160 chewing gum on a string (putting away the resulting item each time) yields: 7 Hollandaise helmet, 11 disco ball, 14 disco mask, 9 helmet turtle, 14 mariachi hat, 6 old sweatpants, 9 pasta spoon, 9 ravioli hat, 10 saucepan, 11 seal-clubbing club, 13 seal-skull helmet, 8 stolen accordion, 11 turtle totem, 9 worthless gewgaw, 7 worthless knick-knack, 12 worthless trinket

It appears the results are simple random (no longer 40% chance of worthless). Have not tested the probability of getting certain items with certain items already present. Also have not tested the probabilities of getting each item with one of each already present. Based on Jick's post, it would be safe to assume all results are simple random.--T4kato 11:11, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Note: items equipped DO count as items you already have when checking uniqueness. (Tested by having 1 of everything, 1 of which was equipped. Using another gum gave a different item, which would not have happened if equipped items didn't count in the check.) --StDoodle 17:39, 7 October 2010 (UTC)