1) The longest tongue on record is 3.86 inches
2) The widest tongue was 3.1 inches at it's widest point
3) Women have shorter tongues than men. The longest female tongue was 2.76 inches
4) Thomas Blackstone holds the world record for the strongest tongue. He lifted a 24 lb 3oz. weight that was hooked through his tongue.
5) The Blue Whale has the largest tongue in the Animal Kingdom. It is the size of an elephant and weighs 5,400 lbs.
6) The 5 known tastes detected by taste buds are: Bitter, Sour, Salty, Sweet, and Umami
7) Tongue cleaning with a tongue scraper is proven to help prevent heat attacks, pneumonia, premature births, diabetes, osteoporosis, and infertility in men.
8) The saying "cat got your tongue" originated 2,500 years ago in ancient Assyria where conquered soldiers and criminals had their tongues cut out and fed to the king's cat.
9) because it comes in different shapes and can have a variable number of taste buds, the human tongue imprint is as unique as a fingerprint.
10) The hardest tongue twister in the English language is "The sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick."
11) It takes 25,000 more molecules to determine the taste of something than it does to smell it.
12) Taste buds only react to chemicals that dissolve in water. This is why we get salty tastes first because salt dissolves rapidly.
13) There are more than 600 different types of bacteria in the mouth and a milliliter of saliva contains 1,000,000 of them.
14) The average person has 10,000 taste buds, with 2,000 of those under the tongue, inside the cheeks, on the roof of the mouth, and on the lips.
15) A single taste bud contains 50-100 taste cells. While one cell can have multiple types of sensors for taste, no single cell can identify both sweet and biter.
16) Contrary to popular belief, tests on identical twins have proven that the ability to roll one's tongue into a tube shape is not a genetic trait.
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