Fun Facts: Tongue
The tongue is the strongest muscle in our body and it is the only muscle that is connected at only one end.
One taste bud has 50-100 taste cells. No single cell can identify both sweet and bitter.
The tongue can pick up a fifth taste and the Japanese named it umami. It is the chemical responsible for glutamate.
The blue whale has the largest tongue. It is the size of an elephant and weighs 5,400 lbs.
The tongue is the strongest muscle in the body and the only muscle that is connected only at one end.
The tongue heals faster than any other part of the body.
Using a tongue scraper to clean your tongue is proven to prevent heart attacks, pneumonia, premature births, diabetes, osteoporosis and infertility in men.
If your tongue has a white rash on it, if may mean you have a fungus. Contact us as soon as possible.
The human tongue is as unique to you as your fingerprints since it comes in various shapes and has a variable number of taste buds.
Almost half of all the bacteria in your mouth live on your tongue.
Your tongue never stops working. Even when you sleep it is pushing saliva into your throat.
Like fingerprint, every single tongue on earth has its own individual tongue print.
There are over 10,000 taste buds on the surface of our tongue, giving you the ability to taste the difference between, sweet, sour, salty and bitter. The salt and sweet taste buds are at the tip of the tongue, bitter at the base, and sour along the sides.
The average weight of the adult male tongue is 70 grams, for a female, 60 grams. The tongue is 60-74% percent water, 16-18% protein, 15-24% fat!
Close to 50% of the bacteria in the mouth lives on the surface of our tongue.
85% of the population can curl their tongue into a tube.
Tongue piercing is an ancient cultural practice that dates back before recorded history.
A blue whales tongue is the length of an elephant.
The world’s longest tongue belongs to a woman, which is 9.3 cm long from the tip of her lips when extended.