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?"

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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!

Spel