How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To The Center Of A Tootsie Pop?

February 12, 2015 8:11 AM

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That is the question posed by a now classic television commercial for Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pops. According to a recently published report in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, the famous query illustrated in the above TV ad has now been solved.

A group of scientists from New York University in New York, New York and Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida have utilized empirical methods in order to answer this mystery of the ages. Indeed, for decades, the commercials querying: “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a...

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