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You may want to think twice before getting gum from a gumball machine

Ah, the gumball machine. That tempting, rainbow-hued orb of treats that lurks outside every supermarket, dry cleaner and amusement park in America. Just a quarter gets you a sweet treat to bubble and stretch as you please, but how long has that gumball been sitting there? In 1888, inventor Thomas Adams debuted coin-operated vending machines in New York City, which dispensed packaged gum, mints and stationery.
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