How Many Licks Does It Take ? Science Has The Answer! Or Do They?


How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?

It takes 364 licks. At least, according to some studies. Engineering students from Purdue University designed a licking machine—built to function like a real human tongue—and found that it took an average of 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. For what it's worth, 20 volunteers tried the experiment using their actual tongues and averaged 252 licks.

So like the classic commercial says - the world may never know :)