How many licks does it take to get to the 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/gal_machine.php Purdue University(licking machine): 364
Purdue University(no licking machine): 252
University of Michigan: 411
Not between any two of any of these results connect in an accurate estimation. 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. 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...