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.