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litnb
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The Contender
Yarely
Con (against)
Winning
19 Points

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

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after 6 votes the winner is...
Yarely
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/2/2012 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 614 times Debate No: 20843
Debate Rounds (3)
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litnb

Pro

This has been a mysterious question of the universe mankind is yet to discover an answer to. I believe that it is possible to find a specific answer to this question. And I believe that with all the differing amounts of saliva and size of mouths, the answer would be relative with certain people. But there can be an estimate accurate for most individuals. :{D
Yarely

Con

I accept
I will be arguing that there can't be a accurate estimation of how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop
Debate Round No. 1
litnb

Pro

"At least three detailed scientific studies have attempted to determine the number of licks required to reach the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop.
A group of engineering students from Purdue University reported that its licking machine, modeled after a human tongue, took an average of 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. Twenty of the group's volunteers assumed the licking challenge-unassisted by machinery-and averaged 252 licks each to the center.
Not to be outdone by a Big Ten rival, a chemical engineering doctorate student from the University of Michigan recorded that his customized licking machine required 411 licks to reach the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop.
Rejecting the notion that one needed active college status to undertake the Tootsie Pop licking challenge, a group of junior high students at Swathmore School used human lickers, reporting an average of 144 licks to reach the center of a Tootsie Pop."
http://www.tootsie.com...
Yarely

Con

Purdue University(licking machine): 364
Purdue University(no licking machine): 252
University of Michigan: 411
Swathmore School:144
Not between any two of any of these results connect in an accurate estimation. They are all very different wide ranging results And in the very same link that my opponent has offered it says and I quote, "Based on the wide range of results from these scientific studies, it is clear that the world may never know how many licks it really takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop."
Debate Round No. 2
litnb

Pro

litnb forfeited this round.
Yarely

Con

I extend my arguments
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Yarely 2 years ago
Yarely
Lool watch no one votes for this debate
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Vote Placed by Maikuru 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's argument is self-defeating and he forfeits.
Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct for FF, Yarely clearly wins... but Pro has a source
Vote Placed by TUF 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: due to forfeit
Vote Placed by 16kadams 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct for FF. sources pro as he had 1. Args comas he showed making 1 result is impossible.
Vote Placed by Contra 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Within Pro's case, the data wasn't synchronized with one another. Thus Con wins.
Vote Placed by Ron-Paul 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I would give pro sources, but since this was a sad debate and he forfeited, con wins.