ever since i can remember, my grandpa has been an avid gum chewer. going through several packs a week. well over 10 years ago, as he was sitting, relaxing and watching tv, he started making a ball with the aluminum foil part of the gum wrappers. his ball is now larger than a baseball and a solid, heavy weight! and of course everyone in the family wants to inherit it someday because it's just so cool, but he insists (and i agree:)) that it should go to someone who's going to continue adding to it:)
he says it's his therapy and i love watching him peel the wrappers and then use a wine cork to rub the sheets of foil smoothly onto the ball. he was sweet enough to let me take a few pictures one night!