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Actually....according to Wikipedia......

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A student study at the University of Cambridge concluded that it takes 3,481 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.^{[12]} Another study by Purdue University concluded that it takes an average of 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop using a "licking machine", while it takes an average of 252 licks when tried by 20 volunteers.^{[citation needed]} Yet another study by the University of Michigan concluded that it takes 411 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. A 1996 study by undergraduate students at Swarthmore College concluded that it takes a median of 144 licks (range 70–222) to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.^{[13]} Harvard Grad students created a rotating mechanical tongue and concluded it took 2255 licks.^{[citation needed]} It took 2256 licks on one attempt for a normal raspberry Tootsie Pop to get the center showing. YouTube star Ryan Higa found out that it took 700 licks to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop.^{[14]}

In 2014 the Tribology Laboratory at the University of Florida published a study examining the coupled effects of biology, corrosion, and mechanical agitation on the wear of Tootsie Roll Pops. Self reported wear data from 58 participants was used in conjunction with statistical analysis of actual lollipop cross-sectional information in a numerical simulation to compute the average number of licks required to reach the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Roll Pop. The number of licks required to reach the center, based on equitorial cross-section data, was found to be nearly independent of the licking style with the one-sided approach requiring 195±18 licks and the full-surface approach requiring 184±33. Detailed examination of the lollipops indicates that the minimum candy shell thickness is rarely (if ever) located along the equator. Using the global minimum distance resulted in a calculated 130±29 licks to reach the center, independent of licking style.^{[15]}

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Mmmm.......it appears that some people might have a little too much free time on their hands.....

CPhill
Oct 7, 2014

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Depends from the size of the tootsiepop. If it was big, i would say 100+ licks.

If it was medium, i would say 50-75 licks.

If it was small, I would say 25-50 licks.

DragonSlayer554
Oct 7, 2014

#4**+5 **

Best Answer

Actually....according to Wikipedia......

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A student study at the University of Cambridge concluded that it takes 3,481 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.^{[12]} Another study by Purdue University concluded that it takes an average of 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop using a "licking machine", while it takes an average of 252 licks when tried by 20 volunteers.^{[citation needed]} Yet another study by the University of Michigan concluded that it takes 411 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. A 1996 study by undergraduate students at Swarthmore College concluded that it takes a median of 144 licks (range 70–222) to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.^{[13]} Harvard Grad students created a rotating mechanical tongue and concluded it took 2255 licks.^{[citation needed]} It took 2256 licks on one attempt for a normal raspberry Tootsie Pop to get the center showing. YouTube star Ryan Higa found out that it took 700 licks to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop.^{[14]}

In 2014 the Tribology Laboratory at the University of Florida published a study examining the coupled effects of biology, corrosion, and mechanical agitation on the wear of Tootsie Roll Pops. Self reported wear data from 58 participants was used in conjunction with statistical analysis of actual lollipop cross-sectional information in a numerical simulation to compute the average number of licks required to reach the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Roll Pop. The number of licks required to reach the center, based on equitorial cross-section data, was found to be nearly independent of the licking style with the one-sided approach requiring 195±18 licks and the full-surface approach requiring 184±33. Detailed examination of the lollipops indicates that the minimum candy shell thickness is rarely (if ever) located along the equator. Using the global minimum distance resulted in a calculated 130±29 licks to reach the center, independent of licking style.^{[15]}

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Mmmm.......it appears that some people might have a little too much free time on their hands.....

CPhill
Oct 7, 2014

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*. . .it appears that some people might have a little too much free time on their hands*

You are right, CPhill. It looks like the free time they had back then carried into the future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6rHeD5x2tI

We should have known after the kids grew up they would test the owl's theroy.

This is about as bad as finding out about Santa Claus.

Guest Oct 7, 2014