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Entry from January 12, 2017
“Did you hear about the astronaut who stepped on chewing gum? He got stuck in Orbit!”

A joke about a certain brand of chewing gum is:

“Did you hear about the astronaut who stepped on chewing gum? He got stuck in Orbit!”

The joke has been cited in print since at least 2006.


Wikipedia: Orbit (gum)
Orbit is a brand of sugarless chewing gum from the Wrigley Company. In the United States, where it was re-launched in 2001, it is sold in cardboard boxes with 14 individually wrapped pieces of gum per package. In the UK, where it was launched in 1977 it was originally sold as a traditional long-stick gum, later replaced by the same format as the US.

28 December 2006, Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia), “Space Jokes,” pg. 80:
Did you hear about the astronaut who stepped on chewing gum? He got stuck in orbit.

Flashcard Machine
Title Jokes
Description Lets Laugh
Total Cards 28
Subject Writing
Level 5th Grade
Created 05/17/2007
(...)
Did you hear about the astronaut who stepped on chewing gum?
He got stuck in Orbit!

Google Books
The G. O. D. Adventure
By Lydia Dockray
Lulu Publishing (Lulu.com)
2008
Pg. 49:
Did you hear about the astronaut who stepped on some chewing gum? He got stuck in orbit!

Twitter
malendaz
‏@123cashnow
Did you hear about the astronaut who stepped on chewing gum?
He got stuck in Orbit!
3:39 PM - 30 Oct 2008

Google Groups: lookers2008
Jokes of da day
aksan
1/28/09
(...)
Did you hear about the astronaut who stepped on chewing gum?
He got stuck in Orbit!

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2011
Pg. 436:
What happened to the astronaut who stepped on some chewing gum?
He got stuck in Orbit

6 August 2011, The Sun (London, UK), “Have a Laugh!,” pg. 30:
DID you hear about the astronaut who stepped on chewing gum? He got stuck in Orbit.

Reddit—3amjokes
Did you hear about the astronaut that stepped in gum? self.3amjokes
Submitted June 29, 2014 by KO5K
He got stuck in Orbit!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, January 12, 2017 • Permalink