I have recently been conducting research in the field of Tootsie Roll Pops and have become quite enamored with the question of how many licks it takes to reach the center. I have taken a systematic approach and begun research in an attempt to answer the question. I am also in the process of writing a scientific paper on the matter. Feel free to read the paper in its current form, but I stress that it is a work in progress and that data is currently not sufficient to be reliable. If you or anyone else would be willing to conduct tests and provide me with data I would be greatly appreciative for the extra data points.