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

I'm with Mr. Owl from the 1970's TV commercial (http://www.tootsie.com/howmany-sb.html).... One, two, three, CRUNCH... Three.

But if you want a serious answer

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A group of engineering students from Purdue University recorded that their licking machine, modeled after a human tongue, took an average of 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. They tried the same licking test on 20 volunteers and found that the average licks to the center were 252 licks.

A chemical engineering doctorate student from the University of Michigan recorded that his licking machine required an average of 411 licks per Tootsie Pop.

A group of students at Swathmore School used human lickers in a scientific experiment and determined it took an average of 144 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
I don't believe anyone has ever had the patience to actually find out. Besides, it would be difficult to standardize the lick don't you think?
World will never find out!!!
Well, that depends on how big your toungue is and how long a lick do you take - as it is different from other people. Smaller toungue could mean more licks than having a longer tougue.

(and why am I even answering this question with such a rational logic over a tootsie pop? I definitely got too much time on my hands)
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I don't know,how many?
roughly 250
lets see. a-one, a-two, a-three, CRUNCH...three.
I actually took the time out to do this once, yes lmfao, I was bored as h*ll. I can't remember the exact # of licks but I do believe it was 200 and something.
Wahun.. Toowho... Thuree

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depends on the size of your tongue, and the ambient temperature surrounding the tootsie pop, but it usually takes 54 super hard licks.. and i mean HARD LICKS, =)
Well let's see...a one...a two...a three...thats about as far as I ever get.
three- two licks and a bite
I think it depends on the size of one's tongue & the amount of saliva used..
500 (I did it myself)
All of them
The owl sez "three".
I can't ever wait until I get to the tootsie roll part so I always end up biting into it, I did lick it until the entire thing was gone once, but I didn't think about counting
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122.

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