There’s no typo in that headline. There are parents out here telling their kids they’ll fart bubbles if they swallow their wad of Zebra Stripe gum. If this were true, blowing bubbles inside of bubbles from your backend would be an awe-inspiring feat, but nobody would want to watch.
The truth is that swallowing gum isn’t the gastrointestinal nightmare we’ve heard. It’s not encouraged because we can’t digest it, but like other foods our bodies can’t break down, it gets sent down the poop-chute anyways. Obstruction is a rare possibility that is only likely to occur if we treat the gum aisle like an all-you-can-eat buffet, swallowing many pieces in a short time.