Kiddo#1 solves a mystery

Kiddo#1 got duped by an urban legend. To whit, that if you find a Tootsie Pop with a star on the wrapper, you can turn it in to get a free box of Tootsie Pops. He found such a wrapper. I found information on Snopes and Wikipedia stating that this is categorically untrue.

While doing this, I found for my son the Tootsie Pop commercial asking how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

Last night, Kiddo#1 proceeded to set himself up with one (1) blue Tootsie Pop, one (1) pen, and several (?) sheets of paper. He developed a system: he would take five licks and then make five tally marks.

It took him two hours. He came up with a count of 1175 licks to reach the center of a Tootsie Pop.

Next week, I’m going to tell him about Jimmy Hoffa and see if he can find the body.


  1. Debra

    This is LiveLoveLearn from Ehell. I love this entry – you have a wicked sense of humor (not that I hadn’t picked that up already)!

  2. Patient Husband

    Just after this, kiddo #1 came upstairs to tell me he was going to be famous because he was on the internet.
    Me: I’m on the internet, and it hasn’t made me famous.
    Kiddo #1: That’s because you never did anything great.
    Hard to argue, really.

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  4. cricketB

    Hey, my Dad’s upset that he is on the internet.