Barry Chappell traded his cigarette addiction for a Nicorette addiction 15 years ago, but in 2006 his cravings collided with a destiny that is as bizarre as it is sad.
On a long flight to Europe Chappell was chewing away on his gum, but didn’t have any way of disposing it—so he rolled the gum into a tiny ball. As the flight went on the ball got larger and larger. Six years and over 95,000 pieces later, Chappell was honored by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! for crafting the world’s largest medicated gumball. At present it weighs 174.6 pounds and measures 62 inches around.
“I can’t believe I’m proud of this,” he said.
Check out a video of Chappell and his gumball after the break.