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Science Finally Determines How Many Licks it Takes to Get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop

Maya Rhodan @m_rhodan Updated: Feb. 10, 2015 9:44 AM
Hint: it’s not three

Scientists have finally answered one of humanities most pressing questions: how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie pop? 89 more words


I'll See Your Elephant And Raise You A Squid

Prior to this morning’s huge eye opener, I was busy enjoying a poached egg with toast, and a nice refreshing bottle of ice water.  Perhaps I should have checked Facebook before I had breakfast.  281 more words


Random Reflections on Today

It’s nearly 11:30 p.m., and I finally get to sit down for an appreciable amount of time that doesn’t involve crafting soap or eating a meal.  569 more words


Tootsie Roll names 83-year old widow as new CEO

NEW YORK —  Tootsie Roll lost its 95-year old CEO this week — and then tapped his 83-year old widow to take his place.

Melvin and Ellen Gordon, who were married for 65 years, ran the Chicago candy maker together for decades. 196 more words


Tootsie Roll’s 95-Year-Old CEO Melvin Gordon Dies

Tootsie Roll Industry’s long-time CEO Melvin Gordon died Tuesday at the age of 95 after a brief illness, ending his reign as one of the oldest leaders of a publicly-traded company. 254 more words

How Many Licks or: Goodbye to a Pioneer


I don’t really have a lot to say on the subject but it seems, according to the Chicago Tribune, that the chairman of Tootsie Roll Industries, Melvin Gordon, has passed away at the young age of 95. 145 more words

Life As We Know It

I Could Quit Any Time

They’re everywhere this time of year. Christmas cookies. Pie. Hot cocoa. Gift boxes of chocolates. Stockings full of sweets.

And one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. 460 more words

Food And Drink