An individual in the ShoutBox -- I'm a gentlemonster, so I won't say who
exactly -- was recently singing the virtues of Tootsie Pops
. Now, everybody who knows Tootsie Pops knows of the famous question that accompanies them: "How many licks does it take to get to the center?"
So, how many licks does
it take to get to the center? I'm not sure myself -- I always bite -- but I did discover this study online:Tootsie Roll Pop: How Many Licks?Since the invention of the Tootsie Roll Pop, many men (and women and owls) have asked the question, "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?" Previous research seems to suggest that one can reach the center with three licks and a bite (ref: Mr. Owl), but this does not sufficiently answer the question. Ongoing research is being conducted, and preliminary results have been obtained, towards solving the problem.
The investigators have arrived at some interesting conclusions! I recommend checking out the study.
If you earn some Tootsie Pops this Halloween through trick-or-treating, please let us know how many licks it takes you to get to their centers!