One of the many cool offbeat attractions in the city of Seattle is the Gum Wall.
The Gum Wall began in the early 1990s, when people, irritated that they had to wait in line to get tickets to the theater, stuck chewing gum on the wall.
At first, they would use the gum to stick small coins to the wall, but in time, the tradition of the coins disappeared, and the gum remained.
Theater attendants scraped the Gum Wall twice, but gave up in 1999.
The wall became a certified tourist attraction of Seattle shortly after.
Now it is filled with thousands of pieces of chewing gum, of any color imaginable.
And, as the wall grows, the chewing gum art becomes more sophisticated.
You’ll find names written with pieces of gum, and symbols like hearts or the peace sign.