Boy Counts How Many Licks It Takes to Get to Center of Lollipop–Makes Hilarious Mistake

March 05, 2018

One classic question that we often hear is “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a lollipop?”


This may seem like a pointless question, but nevertheless, many people have tried to come up with an answer.


A group of engineering students from Purdue University claimed that it took about 364 licks to get to the center of a tootsie pop using a “licking machine.” However, when 20 students tried, they only took an average of 252 licks.





The University of Cambridge arrived at a much higher number: 3,481 licks. Maybe the Purdue students were just licking the lollipop 10 times as hard as the Cambridge students.


Unsatisfied with the information at hand, an elementary student decided to answer the question himself. Unfortunately, he makes a hilarious, but a perhaps inevitable mistake as he conducted his independent study.


The whole thing was caught on video, which has now gone viral with over 6.8 million views on Twitter. Watch it all unfold in the video below!


While having two hands is great for multitasking, it can be easy to confuse the two zig with one hand even though you meant to zag with the other. This video also could be used as evidence as why males are bad at multitasking.


The poor kid in this video mixed up his lollipop hand with his marker counting hand and licked his marker instead of his lollipop.


You can see the moment he realized his mistake as he glances up at the camera in shock.



If only he had attempted to draw with his lollipop instead of licking his marker…


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