BEIJING, April 6 (Xinhuanet) -- A gum wall in Seattle is not only one of the offbeat attractions in the U.S., but also one of the most germ infested tourist spot in the world.
Located in Post Alley, under Park Place Market, the Gum Wall, which also known as the Wall of Gum, has its beginning in the early 1990s.
Theatre patrons began placing their gum on the wall while waiting in line to buy tickets. At first, they would use the gum to stick small coins to the wall, but the tradition of coins disappeared later and the gum remained.
It continues to grow in popularity and, therefore, in length and width and height. Now it is filled with thousands of pieces of chewing gum, of all colors.