So… How Many Licks DOES it Take To Get To The Tootsie Roll Center of a Tootsie Pop

February 12, 2015 3:41 AM

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And the answer is…1,000. Graduate student Jinzi Mac Huang determined, actually, that this is the approximate number of licks it would take to break through about one centimeter of the candy. And that, apparently, is about half the diameter of a Tootsie Pop lollipop.

That owl from the 1969 commercial was way off! (His answer was an impossible “Three!”).

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