How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?
Blog Critics: “The world may never know.”
Wiki Answers: “Large licks: 423. Small licks: 752.”
Askville: “As the popular commercial explained…The world may NEVER know. If Mr. Owl couldn’t make it past THREE, we probably will not ever find out. Cute question. lol.”
Yahoo! Answers: “Technically speaking, if you weren’t planning on actually eating it, you could smash it in with a hammer or some sort of blunt or sharp object. You’d still get to the center, and in this case it would take zero licks.”
Point is, there is no ONE answer to this most important question once asked by a dumb kid talking to a kid. That didn’t stop Mark Holland from daring to dream, though, in the name of SCIENCE. His findings: