Tootsie-Pop lick computation

howmany4.jpgHow many licks does it take to get to the tootsie-roll center of a Tootsie-Pop?

Mark Robertshaw asks and, to some degree, answers the question. His spare, disciplined approach — carefully counting something, but not over-interpreting what it might mean — is reminiscent of the approach made famous by Ig Nobel Prize winner John Trinkaus.

(Thanks to investigator John Wendt for bringing this to our attention.)