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21 Things Every Gummy Bear Lover Should Know

Hold on to your butts, because things are about to get bear-y interesting!

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3. Riegel named them "Dancing Bear Treats," which is adorable...

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...except that he was inspired by real-life trained bears at 19th century fairs and festivals in Europe. Luckily most of the world now knows better than to drag bears around and train them to dance, because that's awful, and the best current-day bear dancing is happening only in the wild.

5. GUMMY BEARS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR TEETH.*

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*Well, they might be good for your teeth someday. Testing is being done to add xylitol (which helps fight cavities) to gummy bears.

7. Adventures of the Gummi Bears was Disney's first major serialized, animated TV series.

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Popular legend says Disney CEO Michael Eisner came up the idea when his son requested the candies one day. Good thing he didn't ask for cucumbers!

9. THEY HATE MOLTEN POTASSIUM CHLORATE.

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If you're wondering what I mean, check this video to see a poor gummy bear fall into a beaker full of the stuff. As sad as it is, the chemical reaction is pretty neat.

10. The Gummy Bear Song has more than 45 million views on YouTube.

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After watching it you'll understand why.

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