1,000 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop - UPI.com

February 10, 2015 10:43 PM

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1,000 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop - UPI.com

The answer, it turns out, is quite a bit more than Mr. Owl's estimate of three. Researchers at New York University and Florida State University have determined that it takes roughly 1,000 licks to get to the chocolate center of a Tootsie Pop.

Scientists were able to come up with the number by modeling the complex fluid dynamic processes that allow crystalline candy structures to form and be dissolved by water currents. The researchers came to a more complete understanding of the effects of fluid currents on candy by submerging lollipops ...

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