How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? According to Jinzi Huang, co-author of a recently published study that examines how "hard candy bodies dissolve in laminar high-speed water flows," approximately 2,500.
Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics has an awesome roundup of fluids research that's been recognized with an Ig Nobel Prize. Past winners include a study on why coffee spills when you walk, and another on pressures involved in penguin defecation. Check out the full list at FYFD! Read more