interesting tongue fact
September 17, 2009 | In: Medical facts
The tongue is the strongest muscle in your body, and most flexible.
Close to fifty percent of the bacteria in the mouth lives on the surface of our tongue.
Your tongue has 3,000 taste buds.
Is the only muscle with taste sensors. A human has more bacterias in the mouth than a dog.
Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.
Not all our taste buds are on our tongue; about 10% are on the palette and the cheeks.
Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
The tongue is the fastest healing part of the body.
A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body.
Giraffes have bluish-purple tongues which are tough and covered in bristly hair to help them with eating the thorny Acacia trees.