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The Lollipop Hypothesis

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http://www.sciencefriday.com t's not just generations of children who have pondered how many licks it takes to reach the center of a lollipop. Mathematicians studying fluid dynamics at NYU's Applied Mathematics Lab designed experiments to watch how lollipops dissolve, and in doing so answered this epic childhood question. Help test their results by taking the Science Friday Lollipop Challenge! Produced by Emily V. Driscoll Filmed and Narrated by Luke Groskin Music by Audio Network Additional Footage by Jinzi "Mac" Huang, Nicholas Moore, & Leif Ristroph Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. Photographs by NYU Applied Mathematics Lab Shutterstock Featuring Leif Ristroph Leo Groskin Saydi Landon Melanie Soumbasakis Thanks to Barry Bowen James Devitt Ellen Gordon Luke Groskin Jinzi "Mac" Huang Elizabeth Delucia Landon Leif Ristroph Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. Megan Davies Wykes