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

Asked by tamkli3 (275points) February 9th, 2010

Seriously… Has anyone even tried this? I think i tried it once but got go bored in the middle that i mis- counted and screwed it up… I was having this discussion with my friends not too long ago…

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

2.79 for me.Then I bite;)

gailcalled's avatar

From itself.

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

It depends on a variety of factors such as the size of your mouth, the amount of saliva, etc. Basically, the world may never know.

Have there ever been studies conducted to answer the thought provoking question of how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

Yes, there have. To find out about these studies, visit the How Many Licks? page.

How many letters has Tootsie Roll received from children counting the number of licks it took them to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

Since 1970, we have received more than 20,000 letters from children around the world who believe they have solved the mystery behind how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

Download a PDF of the Clean Stick Award

When children write Tootsie Roll Industries, how many licks do they claim it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

Estimates from children seem to run from a low of 100 licks to a high of 5,800 licks, with most of them ranging from 600–800 licks.

erichw1504's avatar

Over 10,000.

erichw1504's avatar

Six-hundred and sixty-six.

tamkli3's avatar

dang… i appreciate this guys…. i mean i got lost after about 300 some licks and i was at the point where the tootsie chocolate stuff was breakin’ through the hard shell… But, i got distracted and miscounted… I really appreciate this though… @gailcalled that’s actually really interesting though.. I’m going to get a bag of tootsie pops with my friends and do an expriment this week =D

Cruiser's avatar

LOL! Brings back a summers full of memories. Riding in the back of the station wagon we once had a contest and I remember 186 licks won it by 2 licks!!

shego's avatar

I did it as a science fair project, in middle school and on average with the data I collected was 960 licks

tamkli3's avatar

Hah! @ChazMaz I loved that commercial!....

ucme's avatar

Awww baby talk.Oral sex, don’t you just love it?

Strauss's avatar

I’m still convinced that “the world may never know!”

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I think I found a question that belongs in the chat room

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

700 some. Thanks for the excuse to eat one.

Jeruba's avatar

I thought if anyone would know it would be Rob Cockerham, one of my secret heroes. Unfortunately he has not yet made that test. But you can console yourself by finding out scientifically just how much is inside a tube of toothpaste, a pumpkin, a beer keg, and much, much more. The unit of measure for a roll of Glad Wrap, for instance, is how many Rice Krispies treats it will wrap. I like the way he measured the amount of lipstick in a tube and the size of one acre. This man is serious.

janbb's avatar

@Jeruba Don’t know him but he does sound like your kind of guy!

aprilsimnel's avatar

I got as high as 300-something when I was a kid, and then I bit into it.

I guess you’ll have to ask Mr. Owl!

ucme's avatar

What a load of suckers.

Berserker's avatar

I don’t know, because I don’t lick it, I just stick it in my mouth and start sucking.

tamkli3's avatar

yea, i tend to do that a lot at recent….

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