Anyone Got A Life I Can Borrow?  

MissAnnThrope 57F
11679 posts
7/5/2006 6:30 am

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Anyone Got A Life I Can Borrow?

I've got to stop sleeping strange hours. It leads me into strange conversations when I'm awake and to do very strange things. Such as, science experiments.

Yes. I did a science experiment this morning. I needed to know the answer to the eternal question... How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

As luck would have it, the corner store sells them for 15 cents a piece. I got orange.

When I got it unwrapped, I realized, there are basically four sides to it, from the way they're shaped. That I would have to lick all four sides evenly for a decent scientific answer. No sucking either, as that will skew the results. The question is the number of licks, not the number of sucks.

100 licks... still no sign of the center. It's starting to get tedious.

200 licks... my tongue is getting sore. Very sore. I realize, I'm going to need lots of water for this, to keep my tongue lubricated and to keep it from bleeding. The center is visible through the candy, but I can see I'm not even close yet.

250 licks... I realize licking the sides is futile, in no way, shape or form will I be reaching the center from the sides. The one side is getting rough, my tongue is in danger of being cut. It's also time for a fresh bottle of water.

300 licks... It doesn't look like I've made any progress in the last 100 licks. The urge to bit down is becoming strong and must be resisted.

323 licks... hmmm... I'm starting to taste the chocolate, but I'm still not to the center.

373 licks... I have reached the center. On one side.

So, we have success. It takes 373 licks to reach the center of a Tootsie Pop. The world now knows. I never bit, either.

I really do need a life.

rm_connor696 61M
834 posts
7/5/2006 7:06 am

Oh, I know politicians would mock the project had any public money been involved, but I for one applaud your effort. It is the dream of "pure science," research pursued for the sake of reasearch, for the pure satisfaction of knowing a little more than you did before you started. Well, all that and the fact that the image of you diligently licking away was--I gotta be honest here--a little tittilating!

A minima ad maximis

MissAnnThrope replies on 7/5/2006 12:47 pm:
You know, you're back what, two days, and you're already giving me ideas.

Now I WANT a government grant to study this. Do different flavors have different lick rates? Do the enzymes differ in male and female saliva, causing different melt rates? I think this requires further government funded research and you know some one will be willing to publish the results. Hey, I might even get an IgNobel award for it!

free2chose2 67F

7/5/2006 7:16 am

LOL-I'm going to check back to see if you got some crude replies.

Don't worry, be Happy

MissAnnThrope replies on 7/5/2006 12:48 pm:
LMAO! Don't give them ideas! There's a reason I didn't name this post, "OMG, My Tongue Hurts!" Trust me, my tongue is really sore.

OboesHonedIambs 63F

7/5/2006 8:49 am

Damn! Thanks for all the hard work in the interest of science! Now my question is How does Anyone end up that bored?

Instant Human -- Just Add Coffee

MissAnnThrope replies on 7/5/2006 12:50 pm:
Um, from falling asleep at 7 in the evening and waking up at 3 AM and ending up in a weird discussion about if anyone has ever done the research. So when the corner store opened at 6 AM...

cuteNEway 42F

7/5/2006 1:02 pm

A-one, two-hooooo, thrrreeeee...CRUNCH! You have the patience of a saint woman! No wonder you put up with my stupid ass!! Good one lady!!

tee hee

MissAnnThrope replies on 7/6/2006 4:34 am:
I can't tell you how boring it got after a while. How sore my tongue was. I was amazed to wake up this morning and find out it didn't hurt. I didn't think that pain was going to go away for a week.

NickRules999 40M
9464 posts
7/5/2006 1:03 pm

Thanks for solving the mystery of the tootsie pops. I, myself, was losing sleep over it.

For me, when I'm bored, I like to think up storylines that I would do if I was a writer for World Wrestling Entertainment. It's no secret that I hope to be a performer, but I also like to formulate ideas for storylines in my head, which is why I'm glad that Smackdown vs Raw 2006 has GM Mode, which allows me to run the show.

Here's an idea I had: I have put the Tag Team belts on Tommy Dreamer and Rob Van Dam, and called their tag team "Team ECW", coz I'm doing my version of the ECW invasion. I also got Chris Jericho from Smackdown in exchange for Rey Mysterio. Jericho has joined Team ECW, making it a faction. Also, using the wrestler creator, I put a wrestler in that I'm sure will never be in WWE and is currently under contract for TNA. The Franchise Shane Douglas. I'd write him in as the mastermind behind it all, the whole invasion and whatnot. He'll mostly manage the member of Team ECW, but he'll also step in the ring when necessary. It's certainly something I'd like to see on TV, and if TV won't do it, I'll do it on a video game.

I need a life, too.

Come into my realm! You aren't afraid...are you?

MissAnnThrope replies on 7/6/2006 4:36 am:
You know, that sounds a bit like a fantasy wrestling team. I say start one. Look at how fantasy baseball teams took off.

MillsShipsGayly 52M

7/5/2006 2:00 pm

I thought I said "bite Me" not "lick Me".... lol

MissAnnThrope replies on 7/6/2006 4:36 am:
Ha ha ha. Actually, you said neither. Until now.

Shelly_Marie 45F

7/5/2006 4:10 pm

now are we on to those big "blow pops" next? they're even larger!

MissAnnThrope replies on 7/6/2006 4:38 am:
NOOOOO!!!!!!! No Blow Pops!

Besides, the wise old owl commercials were the Tootsie Pop, not the Blow Pop. So that was the question I was answering. I was disturbed and disappointed that the Tootsie Roll center was stale. All that work for nothing.

(What the fuck is this shit..?? *rolls eyes*)

7/5/2006 4:29 pm

Thank you thats one less thing my mind has to worry about and as for a life fuck you can have mine but the that wouldn't be fair to you...Ready


MissAnnThrope replies on 7/6/2006 4:40 am:
Hey, which ankle did you hurt? Mine is the left. So if yours is the right, we can just trade ankles on and off each day, so we can walk easily.

rm_kelli4u2dew 42F
5220 posts
7/5/2006 5:44 pm

Do I have to go back and amend my answer on last weekend's blog?

MissAnnThrope replies on 7/6/2006 5:15 am:
Last week's blog? *wracks brain* Um, hold on a second. *Goes off to check Kelli's blog* *cue Musak*

Please continue to hold...

It looks like you already did. Thank you for holding.

rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
7/5/2006 7:06 pm

But did you suck?
(I may have stolen this from Kelli's comment last week, but is a real question nonetheless)

You know...
as much as the 'no sleep' thing is a bummer, there could be a whole side career tangent in this. All the things mankind has ever wondered - y'know?

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

MissAnnThrope replies on 7/6/2006 5:17 am:
As tempting as it was to suck it and dissolve all four sides at once, that would have skewed the data, so no. I have thought about that as a career, but it would seem Cecil Adams and David Feldman already have careers doing just that.

EroticaXTC 51F

7/6/2006 4:12 am

you're a saint...I would have bitten

MissAnnThrope replies on 7/6/2006 5:19 am:
I was ever so tempted.

Transblucency 45M

7/6/2006 5:49 am

You're meddling with forces you don't understand!This isn't science! It's an insane abomination that should not be!

Sorry, it's just that I've always wanted to say that.

MissAnnThrope replies on 7/7/2006 7:20 am:
LMAO! I think I love you.

PrincessKarma 44F
6188 posts
7/6/2006 8:11 am

Umm... what's a life?

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

MissAnnThrope replies on 7/7/2006 7:21 am:
I'm not sure. It seems to be something people keep telling me I need, so they can live vicariously through me, so they never have to leave the chat room. I think they just want me to do their groceries for them.

(What the fuck is this shit..?? *rolls eyes*)

7/6/2006 8:57 am

It's my right ankle Oh this could so work out as I am SO very FUCKING tired of having one good day and suffering the next. I never thought that I could be so frustrated as to cry over a bad ankle but this has done me in....Ready


MissAnnThrope replies on 7/7/2006 7:23 am:
Woo-hoo! This could work!

I know what you mean. I'm getting sick of it too. I want to be able to get out and do stuff and not worry about pain or tightness or swelling around the injury. It really does suck.

flagg134 37M
1582 posts
7/6/2006 6:53 pm

Thank you Ann for taking away the purpose of my life. I always dreamed of solving that mystery since I was four and saw Mr. Owl make his feeble attempt. Now that you have solved the mystery what am I going to do with my life. Oh I am so lost!!


MissAnnThrope replies on 7/7/2006 7:25 am:
Hey, I did it once, on a humid morning, with an orange one. There are other things to consider in this equation. What is the melt rate in a controlled environment? Do other flavors have other melt rates? We all know chocolate hard candies don't dissolve the way fruit flavored ones do. I need a government grant and volunteers for this. The world must know.

champagnechaser 42F
1639 posts
7/6/2006 8:08 pm

The things we do for science...

I was wondering about this myself awhile back, so i had to try to find the answer to this question. But i couldn't help but suck, so my results were obviously skewed

MissAnnThrope replies on 7/7/2006 7:26 am:
Yes, sucking does skew the results. While some might consider it licking all sides at once, that really isn't the case. This does require further investigation.

HBowt2 60F

7/8/2006 4:06 pm

you could use it as a tongue strenghtening excercise....

MissAnnThrope replies on 7/8/2006 10:18 pm:
Heh heh heh...

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