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How Many Licks Does It Take To Reach The Center Of A Tootsie Roll Pop? Well, Mathematicians Just Answered This Question!
Looks like Hollywood execs have a sequel to The Imitation Game on their hands!
While the owl above would have us all believe that it only takes three licks (followed by a swift snap of its beak) to reach the center of a Tootsie Roll pop, the actual lick count is much higher.
Mathematicians over at New York University have come to the conclusion that it would take
Finally we have some answers!
The National Sleep Foundation conducted a study on different age groups to try and figure out how much sleep people really need to be getting every night.
And it turns out the answer is different for all of us!
So, a panel of six sleep experts was set up, along with reviews from 12 medical experts from organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Geriatrics Society, the American Psychiatric Association and the Society for Research in Human Development.
The study used healthy people from other studies documented in 312 articles 2004 to 2014. Here's what all of those findings revealed:
This is so crazy!
A new study by Ohio State University Professor Jesse Fox found that men who post tons of selfies online tend to be a little more… psycho.
The study showed that men who took hella selfies also happened to exhibit higher levels of narcissism and psychopathy!
Obsessing over what filter to use didn't make things better. Those men were found to have even more intense narcissism and self-objectification.
The study itself consisted of men aged 18-40 filling out online surveys about their selfie habits. Then they filled out a questionnaire about anti-social behavior and objectification.
After about 800 men participated, the study found that
Wanna Watch Bill Gates Drink Sh*t Water? Poop Is Boiled, The Steam Turns Into Water And Bill Gates Totally Drinks It
When you've got billions of dollars, life must seem almost boring at times.
What does the man who can afford to do anything do in his spare time?
He drinks poop water!
You heard us, Bill Gates drank a glass of water that was basically boiled out of poop.
The water came from the Omniprocessor, which is described as:
And we bet Meghan Trainor does, too!
Some interns over at NASA have created a viral video spoofing on Meghan's song All About That Bass and it's called All About That Space.
The interns taped it at the Johnson Space Center in Houston after the successful launch of the Orion space capsule.
Some of the lyrics included lines like:
"I'm all about that space
'Bout that space, space travel
I'm bringing rockets back
Go ahead and tell the whole world that
We're doing exploration. Come on, board it stat
We're ready for liftoff
Every spacecraft needs propulsion from
the bottom to the top."
The YouTube video is currently at 299,300 views, but we expect that number to go up like a space rocket blasting off into space!
Props to these interns for making space exploration even more interesting which we thought was impossible…
…Because seriously who doesn't love space?!?! It's way better to watch than television at least, ha!
Check out the space-tastic video (below) !!!
Under the ocean, WAY down in the sea a new fish species was discovered that is now believed to be the deepest living fish ever seen!
The believed-to-be a type of snailfish has been described as a "ghostly never-before-seen fish with wing-like fins" and it was found on a recent expedition in the Mariana Trench part of the Pacific Ocean!
It was videotaped at its extremely deep depth of
A man named Les Baugh recently made history by becoming the "first bilateral shoulder-level amputee" to wear two Modular Prosthetic Limbs at the same time.
And the whole thing went down at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory!
Baugh had lost his arms over forty years ago, and had to have a procedure called "targeted muscle reinnervation" which "reassigned the nerves that once controlled his arms and hands."
But that wasn't all that Les Baugh had to do to get to try these robot arms on!