Listening to CNBC Asia "Cashflow" this evening, I caught the middle of a discussion between Bernie Lo and Oriel Morrison (must be a slow day) about Tootsie Pops. Bernie talked about the impossible patience necessary as a child in counting the number of licks to get to the center of the pop. This is only one of many mysteries in the Tootsie Pop culture-- ( see the company website http://www.tootsie.com/gal_machine.php the answer).
I have great memories of this candy growing up - negotiating for your favorite flavor. In fact our superstition was that you would receive good luck if the wrapper had the Birthday celebration scene.
I discovered this was not the only urban myth. Another rumor was that if a star appeared on the wrapper you would get a free Tootsie Pop. There is even a legend of the Indian Wrapper.
Here's the real trivia question - how many unique scenes are on all the wrappers of a Tootsie Pop?
Get a bag - and start counting :)