NYU cracks the question: How many licks to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

February 11, 2015 2:19 AM

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Brace yourself, Mr. Owl: The world finally knows how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop — and it’s a lot more than three.

It takes an estimated 1,000 swipes of the tongue per centimeter of candy to reach the center of one’s favorite lollipop, according to a new study published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics.

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