The 15 things You Didn't Know About Your Tongue

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.  

And now you know. So keep that tongue clean by scraping daily. Lean more at 

Larry David's take on Tongue Scraping

Larry once said that the only thing he ultimately got out of his failed marriage was that Sheryl taught him about tongue scraping:

(Season 8 Episode 2) 

Larry also said. "The other thing was, I'm obsessed with oral hygiene. I floss constantly and she was really getting quite tired of it. I would floss in front of her and she'd be like, 'Don't floss in front of me anymore.' I was like, 'Oh, OK.' And I'm like, 'Tongue scraping, would that be OK?' Then we went out for dinner, she went to the bathroom and I tried to sneak a floss in. She caught me mid-floss. And that was it."

I have learned a surprising amount about Dental hygiene from Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David. Tongue scraping is awesome. 

Head to ScrapeYourTongue where you can find the best tongue scraper on the market. Add this important step to your daily hygiene efforts and you won't regret it!

How To Check For Bad Breath

93% of people don't even know they have Bad Breath. This means if you have to think about it - you probably have bad breath. Luckily there is an easy way to check if your breath is smelly:

Take a silver spoon and slide it on your tongue to the back of your mouth. Hold it there for a few seconds and then take it out and take a whiff. If it smells bad then you have been awkwardly smelling awful in front of everyone you know for a long time. 

Best way to solve this issue is to scrape the bacteria off of your tongue. Bad Breath is formed in the back of your tongue and travels out into the world through your mouth. Get to the source of the issues by getting a tongue scraper and getting that Bacteria off before it puts you into any more smelly awkward situations.

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