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

Tootsie Roll Pops are known for the catch phrase "How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?" The phrase was first introduced in an animat…ed commercial which debuted on U.S. television in 1970. No one knows. For the owl in the original commercial, it took three licks and then he bit into it. The whole point is that no one will ever know because you can't resist the great temptation of biting the candy shell to get to the center of a tootsie pop! Additional Input from Contributors: .
This is one of the more profound questions ever posed to humankind and animal alike. To test this hypothesis correctly, you must stop counting the moment that the 'center' (the tootsie roll blob at the core of the pop) becomes exposed. That should be considered 'reaching the center'. .
It depends on a variety of factors such as the size of your mouth, the amount of saliva, etc. Basically, the world may never know. According to the producers of Tootsie Poops the consensus seems to be between 600-800 licks .
One...two...three... three. .
I got a bag of tootsie roll pops once that seemed to be mis-manufactured, and the tootsie roll center was peeking out of the candy on almost all of them... so for that bag, the answer was one. If you wanted to get right to the center... there it was already. So it also depends on the pops you have. .
Scientifically: What you have to do is measure the amount of saliva you produce per lick, measure the volume of the Tootsie Pop, find the amount each lick your saliva takes away from the pop, and divide that much by the total volume of the Tootsie Pop. .
From Tootsie Roll Inc.: "We've been asking the question since 1970. Many have tried to lick their way to the center of the Tootsie Pop, and many have failed for they couldn't help but bite into it. But for those proud few who do make it to the center, and manage to keep count of how many licks it takes, we hold a special place in our hearts." .
I spent three hours counting with my friend we got 765, 902, 730, and 877. So on average about 800. .
When asking this matter to theexpert on Tootsie pops, Chuck Norris, he explained to me that if you roundhouse kick the tootsie properly it will lick itself, so zero licks! .
In an experiment by Miah and Dr. Shin, it was proposed that it takes, on average, 413 licks to get to the center (see links below) .
There are many factors that would go into how many licks it takes such as: .
acidity of saliva .
coarseness of the tongue .
how much amylase (enzymes) you have in your mouth .
Depends on how you lick it, below are some results Large licks:423 Small licks:752 There are several factors, needless to say, even if it's the same person counting, the # of licks will differ at each attempt. If you wanted to look at it semi-scientifically, the number of licks needed depend on these factors: * Pressure per square inch the tongue is applied to the surface of the tootsie pop (TP) * The average amount of square inch in contact between tongue and TP * At what measurement from the center of the stick of the TP at which you declare that you have reached the center of the TP. * The rotation factor of the TP - if the eater continues to lick one specific portion only to reach the center faster - or if licks are distributed evenly around the outer surface area of TP. And to a lesser extent: * Ambient temperature * Use of teeth / or lack of teeth of eater * Hunger of TP eater * Boredom of TP eater * Age of TP .
Lost count of licks .
Ran out of time .
Amount of saliva in the mouth .
The lollipop expired .
The temptation was to great and you bite down and took a bite .
Tongue size 1, 2, 3, CRUNCH! The world may never knowĂ˘Â€Â¦

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

For a mini 1143.

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

It actually took about 4,108 times, i did it twice and that was the average i tried it 20 times and every time i got 1,828!!! ok one time i got 1,824 but not 4,108 did you di…vide wrong- OVER 9000! 1337 times \\m/ It depends entirely of how rough tongue a human hot and the amount saliva on it 42: Because that's the answer on everything, (If you read/seen hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy)

# How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop 20 feet tall?

It Takes 306 licks to get to the center of a normal one so time 306x20 and find out

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

The world may never know. ^_^

# How many licks do they claim it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

372 licks my boy According to Mr. Owl - Three

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

427 licks to get to the center

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

It takes 442 licks to get to the center, and about 276 to finish the center actually on this youtube video i just watched it took 2,000,345 licks but im not sure it says that …in a weird tongue speacking lol

# How many licks does you take to get to the center of a tootsy pop?

356 licks... i know it i JUST ate it 2 minutes ago and on a calculator i added 1 everytime i licked it and there u have it.. 356! i actually was getting bored but i didnt give… up!! :)

# Where do you put you the answer to the how many licks dose it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll of a tootsie pop?

Okay, people... If you have common sense, you would realize that every tongue is different. Meaning, it will be a different answer for everyone. If this seems mean to you, I a…m not trying to be mean. IT IS JUST THE TRUTH!! Thank you for reading my Wiki Answer. Have a wonderful evening.May the LORD bless you i the name of the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Sincerely, Olivia Capobianco XOXOXOXO

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

it takes 10-100 licks,i hope my answer helped you :D

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

30,265 licks

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

876. I counted myself!

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# How many licks it takes to center of a tootsie pop?

More than two hundred. I reached two hundred ten before someone interrupted me, and I lost count.

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

How many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie pop will vary depending on the person eating the Tootsie pop. It will be a different number for different people.… Mouth size and saliva play a role in determining the number of licks that it takes.

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

more than 1