For 20 years, people have been sticking their gum to the walls of an alley by Seattle’s Pike Place market. The market estimates that there are as many as one million pieces of gum on the wall. The “gum wall” as it is known, has become a popular landmark, and people have left pictures, cards and other mementos along with gum on the wall. Sometime, they shape the gum into hearts and messages as well. The market has hired a contractor who will use steam to melt the gum off because pressure washing could damage the historic building too much. One tourist said she thought the wall was “pretty gross,” but also “in a way, very impressive.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Seattle's 'gum wall' to be cleaned after 20 years,
http://news.yahoo.com/seattles-gum-wall-cleaned-20-years-210301890.html, Accessed November 5, 2015.
Psalm 51:10 (HCSB) “God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”