Introduction: Burn Yourself With Big Red Gum

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This is a neat trick that will cause severe pain, and a red mark. You don't really need much for this, a stick of Big Red, some saliva, and a high tolerance to pain.
You'll need:
-A stick of Big Red Brand chewing gum
-The wrapper from the gum

Step 1: Unwrap the Gum

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Very easy, simply unfold the tabs on the wrapper and remove the stick of gum

Step 2: Chew the Gum

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Take the stick of gum you removed from the wrapper (Don't place the wrapper in your mouth), place it in your mouth, and chew. Don't do this in any other order no matter how funny it may seem.

Step 3: Chew the Gum for 3 Minutes

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Move your lower jaw up and down, with the gum in your mouth for three minutes. Enjoy the flavour, it is good gum.

Step 4: Lick the Wrapper

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Take the wrapper (you saved it didn't you?) Lick it then stick it to your forehead.

Step 5: It's Gonna Hurt

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It won't hurt right away. Give it about 30 seconds.

Use it how ever you see fit, but remember, it's only funny when it hurts your friend, not you.


mr depo (author)2007-03-14

OWWW!!! this hurts,bad. or maybe its because i put chili pepper powder in the gum?

mason0190 (author)mr depo2010-06-28


seabananers (author)2010-06-05

*hehehe i love pain* seriously thats what the pic looks like

seabananers (author)2010-06-05

but dont judge me

carpfluff (author)2010-05-10

too late. i ate the wrapper. =(

seabananers (author)carpfluff2010-06-05

same here

seabananers (author)2010-06-05

do you lick the whole wrapper or just enough to get it to stick?

seabananers (author)2010-06-05

only ude this on your self if your a knifless EMO :"(

nightninja87 (author)2010-06-04

i remember this my friend did it had a big red mark for the first period or two of school the teacher didnt know what to say when he found the reason one of his students had a red mark on his forehead big red = .35 cents look on teachers face = priceless

Glockenator (author)2010-06-04

And you discovered this how exactly?

mintybreath (author)2009-06-16

I have trouble with this step. Every time when I try to unfold the wrapper the gum falls on the bathroom floor. What do I do? Should I fashion a netting system out of toilet paper? That way after it falls, if I'm lucky, the gum will land safely in the netting system. You should really have been more descriptive with your instructions.

carpfluff (author)mintybreath2010-05-10

i think you need some help.

Why is this an issue?

GreenDay (author)mintybreath2009-06-16

The netting system could work, but in the long run it might hurt you. My theory is that if you're stupid enough to not open a peice of gum, you'll forget to take it off your forehead and get a serious chemical burn and come sue me. So you're responsible for your own fate.

BackyardModder (author)2010-03-12

does this work with any gum?

bigbodysmallbrain (author)2010-03-03

 could you also use a winter fresh wrapper or would it do the opposite?

Bridel568 (author)2009-08-01

hey some of my friends did this with 5 wrappers. and one of them put the wrapper on his stomach

Colonel88 (author)Bridel5682009-11-30

Pink belly?

Bridel568 (author)Colonel882010-01-28

yea and i guess that it hurt him too

fearme36 (author)2009-12-02

AHH! Migraine!! (spelling?)

bassclarinet23 (author)2009-11-22

I've seen this done before....does it work with mint, or just cinnamon?

binnie (author)2007-03-16

i dont get it is it a chemical on ur tounge reacting with the wrapper burning you?

binnie (author)binnie2007-03-16

i ahvent seen big red chewy here in auz

munchman (author)binnie2007-12-12

I live in victoria and it is avaliable at target, usually near the registers. It costs about $3

volquete (author)munchman2009-06-09

thatsa rip at walmart its like 69 cents for a small pack

Antleredguy (author)volquete2009-08-27

At Walmart where I live a 3 pack of 5 gum is 99 cents

spinach_dip (author)binnie2007-03-20

its a super strong cinnamon gum try it with something similar. Also you can do something very very funny with salt and an ice cube, you bet your friends that you can keep your ice cube on your arm longer. you put salt on your forearm and on his then set an ice cube on there to see who can last the longest. PS it leaves a mark for a few years......

binnie (author)spinach_dip2007-03-22

yea that hurts >> i tryed it as soon as i read it i lasted less than a minute b4 it burned i didnt leave it too long How does this happen the salt expands in water > expanion causes heat > burns you or is it a faster way to get frostbyte

Bartboy (author)binnie2008-04-25

Salt make ice 10 degrees C colder

razor_love666 (author)binnie2007-08-14

no its not a faster way to get frost bite. cuz in salt thers some sort of radiation and whe its with the ice its like makes it wors. thats what my step dad told me he workd in a necleer plant place thingy . so like ya a. lol.'

Gloom (author)razor_love6662007-08-25

uhm...are you serious?....there's some correction to be done here. It burns because the presence of salt lowers the freezing temperature of water, and the presence of a (relatively) giant block of ice lowers the temperature of the ice touching the salt......basically, it gets really really cold. Colder than normal ice. The effect is like holding something much colder than ice on your arm, or wherever. That being said, yes, it is a faster way to get frostbite, and no offense, but did your stepdad work at like...Chernobyl? Something's wrong with that, you might want to correct him.. Unrelated, i hear if you turn a can of compressed air upside down and shoot yourself in the eye with it, it gives you superpowers...

Tomo27 (author)Gloom2007-11-09

I heart superpowers.

<3 thats Shift+comma and the number 3. now you know how to make a real heart so you don't have to spell it out.

I <3 not using stupid msn emoticons, but you're right, spelling out heart looks funny.

Tomo27 (author)GreenDay2008-01-24

It's good to know some people are actually helpful, but yeah, I knew that. I sorta meant for it to sound odd?

GreenDay (author)Gloom2008-01-07

I just tried that, and all I got was a trip to the hospital... On a lighter note, me and my friends used to freeze flies with an upside down of compressed "air" (nitrogen I think). It was oddly amusing...

actually hes right about salt putting off radiation. hes wrong about that being why it burns your arm. salt only puts off TINY amounts of radiation, and then only alpha rays, not beta and gamma as well.

willis_duke (author)binnie2007-06-27

no man it is a faster way to get frostbite. it is ice - it is not going to burn you no matter how much salt you put on it.

GreenDay (author)willis_duke2008-01-07

Did they teach science at your school?

Gamernotnerd (author)spinach_dip2008-04-13

Ahhhh the pain! ROFIP!

Bartboy (author)binnie2008-04-25

It dosn't NEED to be big red, and cinnamon gum that's wrapped like this

daninja (author)2009-07-08

I used to do this. But Don't you have to take the wrapper OFF your forehead before it burns?

thescroll (author)2009-06-16

Ive had trouble at this step. Whenever i try to seperate the two sides of the wrapper, it seems to tear, and the gum pulls the paper towards itself. Can you explain a more in depth way of opening the wrapper?

GreenDay (author)thescroll2009-06-16

You're going to need my $300 gum upgrade kit I'm afraid. But seriously you need a new pack of gum. Try switching places that you got it at as well. You're gum has gotten either too hot or moist from the sound of it.

Th3Snip3r (author)2009-02-07

Ive done this trick before. me and a few kids at school were doing it. burns doesnt it!

skwurul (author)2009-02-04

Nice expression in the last picture.

justin_ransford (author)2009-02-03


heathfitz (author)2008-05-19

Regarding that ice trick.... When Salt is added to water with Ice blocks, it cools rapidly and the more salt you add, it cools it even more, but when you get like a 1:2 ratio of Icy Water and Salt it changes all together, the salt melts the Ice and rapidly returns the water to a more stable temperature (Around, 15oC). That's why the sea never Freezes, if the ocean had no salt, it would be a sudden Ice Age.

el greeno (author)heathfitz2009-01-13

Hence the north pole melting being a major pain in the arse. Sea salination levels are dropping. This also slows the mid atlantic stream which makes winters in the northern hemisphere colder. Global warming will actually result in an ice age.

ohsballer10 (author)2009-01-05

we just did that in my junior english class just to test it out! hahahaha. :]

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