Finally: Science discovers how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie pop

Turns out, it takes an estimated 1,000 licks. In a study recently published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, researchers from New York University and Florida State University developed a theory for how flowing liquid dissolves and shrinks material which they then used to determine how long it would take to dissolve a lollipop. Go home, rest of the science world, there are no more questions left.