How Many Licks Does it Take to Get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop?

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How Many Licks Does it Take to Get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop?

Wendy Forlemu

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A Northeast student asked, “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?”

The question we have all been dying to know might have just been answered. While the New York Post claims that it would take about 2,500 licks to get to the middle of a Tootsie pop, Tootsie.com says something different. Tootsie.com shows results from three different schools; University of Michigan 411, Purdue University 252 and Swarthmore Junior High School with 411 licks. Based on the results from these schools, one can claim that it takes 269 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. Based on the wide range of the results, the world may never know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.