Scientists Finally Solve Age-Old Lollipop Question

February 11, 2015 1:10 PM

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We all remember those commercials with the cartoon owl asking: "How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?" And before he could reach that chewy center, he would get overeager and chomp the whole thing after just two licks, leaving us guessing. Now, scientists have finally solved this age-old lollipop question.

The answer, it turns out, is quite a bit more than Mr. Owl's estimate of three.

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