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Chord Overstreet Did WHAT With His Famous “Trouty Mouth”?

Think Chord Overstreet’s (Sam) “Trouty Mouth” is only good for silly celebrity impressions and chapstick hoarding? Think again. It turns out that Chord can use those soft, pillowy lips for something entirely unexpected — playing video games!

On July 9, the Glee star was photographed in Los Angeles playing Stride gum’s new “Gumulon,” a new iOS game controlled by chewing. No seriously. Instead of using a video game controller, you just chew a piece of gum. Here: This video can help explain it.

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Each time Chord chews his gum, his reptilian green video game character, Ace, jump in the air. Chew. Jump. Chew. Jump. Chew. Jump. Interesting concept... no?

As Chord holds the tablet in his hands, Ace leaps around the intergalactic “Gumulon” world on the tablet screen in front of him. The quirky new game can be downloaded for free on the App Store, or at gumulon.com.

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To paraphrase Taylor Swift, this game makes us feel happy, free, and confused, all at the same time. Technology is weird. But hey, if it works, why question it? “Gumulon” uses a front-facing camera (on select mobile devices) to allow players to use their mouths as the controller. You chew. The camera senses it. And Ace jumps.

In addition, the barcodes on each of Stride's nine flavors unlocks a different bonus that will give Ace an extra boost. Forget working on your abs this summer, it sounds like your jaw is about to get quite a workout!


07.11.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Beth Douglass
Related: Glee, Chord Overstreet

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