Ewww! Seattle gum wall a top germy attraction
SEATTLE -- A Seattle landmark has landed on a dubious list as one of the world's top five germiest attractions.
The 'gum wall' outside the Market Theater at Pike Place Market comes in at number two on the list released by TripAdvisor.
Starting in the 1990s, people would stick their gum on the wall as they waited for tickets.
The wall was scraped clean twice, but people couldn't seem to stop sticking their gum up and down the wall, and now it's a tourist attraction.
Ireland's Blarney Stone, which is kissed by up to 400,000 visitors each year, topped the list of unsanitary vacation stops.