It’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