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Q & A: tootsie pop licks

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsy pop???
- john (age 4)
Seder laine elementary, California
A:
I dunno. You can probably do it with just one lick, if you keep your tongue stuck out and rotate the tootsie pop on its axis. Of course the dissolved candy has to go somewhere, and if you don't mind drooling to prove a point, you can keep your tongue stuck out. Or you can pour water over your tongue while doing this.

On the other end of the spectrum, you could just lightly tap the tip of your tongue on the tootsie pop (making it as dry as possible first -- maybe wipe it on a towel first) and count that as a "lick" -- it'll take quite a few of these to get to the middle.

Tom

(published on 10/22/2007)

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