I discovered a little gem while going through some junk at my mom's house over Christmas. First the picture, then the explanation.
What in the world are these? Gum people. That's right. People made from gum. They were even found in a box labeled (by me), "Gum People." See, I used to have this bed with posts on the headboard. When I'd go to bed with gum still in my mouth, I'd take out the gum and set it on the posts. As the number of used gums got to be quite plentiful, the stack of gum became quite high. I remember it becoming so high, in fact, that I had to lay down the stack in a shoe box. It then became a gum snake in the shoe box.
What I can't remember, however, is at what point I actually took the used gum, rechewed it, and then shaped it into these beauties.
You will be happy to know that after the picture was taken, they were quickly discarded. Even the spare arms from the poor woman on the left.