The fact that that was tweeted at 6:55 AM tells us Mark had a pretty boring Friday night.
Suck it, Mr. Owl—Mark Holland is doing the science your "wise" ass wasn't patient enough to do back in the 80s. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop? It's 850. There, don't we all feel better? Oh, you may have thought you were being clever when you chomped your rodent-smashing beak down on that poor boy's lollipop, Mr. Owl, but all you did was expose the hollowness of your intellect. Never again would American youths turn to their friendly neighborhood owls for advice and information, and American science education has suffered ever since. Hopefully, now that non-owl Mark Holland has once again proved that scientific questions can indeed have answers (although in Texas they still insist on "teaching the controversy" about whether it's 3 or 850 licks), America can finally have faith in facts again.
(by Johnny McNulty)