41 Incredible Tongue Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-22 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

41 Incredible tongue facts

Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random tongue facts.

1. "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers; a peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked" is one of the hardest tongue twister in English
2. Most elephants actually weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale
3. Tibetans say hello by sticking their tongues out at each other.
4. If you touch your tongue while yawning, it can stop the yawn.
5. Wounds on your tongue or in your mouth heal twice as fast as wounds on other parts of the body.
6. If you mix a drop of lemon juice with 129, 000 drops of water, your tongue will still be able to detect the taste of lemon.
7. The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
8. MIT researches studying tongue twisters developed "Pad kid poured curd pulled cod" which nobody could say 10 times fast.
9. One of the trickiest tongue twisters in the English language is, "Sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick."
10. Runny nose? Push your tongue against the top of your mouth and push a finger between your eyebrows. Hold it for about 20 seconds... gone!
11. When doing sit ups if you place your tongue on the roof of your mouth it will stop you from straining your neck
12. An onion rubbed on your feet will be tasted within the next 30 60 minutes. This is because your bloodstream carries it to your tongue.
13. "Kakakku kata kuku kaki kiriku kaku ku kikis kuku kaki kiriku." is the toughest tongue twister in Malay.
14. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue
15. The only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end is your tongue.
16. Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.
17. “A tongue has no bones but it can break a heart.” Ed Sheeran
18. Some chameleon types have a tongue longer than two times of it’s body.
19. Did you know a chameleons tongue is twice the length of its body?
20. Swear words were nicknamed ‘tongue worms’ in the 1600s.
21. Evolutionary psychologists have discovered that men are far more likely to prefer sloppy tongue kisses than women.
22. Kakakku kata kuku kaki kiriku kaku ku kikis kuku kaki kiriku. is the toughest tongue twister in Malay.
23. Crocodiles and alligators cannot stick out their tongues.
24. Australia’s blue tongue skinks are lizards that give birth to live young instead of laying eggs.
25. Touching your tongue while yawning will stop the yawn.
26. Aardvarks coil up their tongues like a spring.
27. Giraffes grasp food with 21 inch long tongues.
28. Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale
29. Cats drink by moving their tongues so quickly it forms a column of liquid that shoots into their mouths.
30. A giraffe can clean its own ears with its 20 inch tongue
31. Chameleons’ tongues can travel at speeds of 16 feet per second!
32. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If your tongue is white, there is a thin film of bacteria on it.
33. Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.
34. An adult giraffe's tongue is 17 inches long.
35. A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.
36. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue.
37. In Tibet it is considered good manners to stick out your tongue at someone.
38. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
39. The Blue Whale's tongue weighs more than an adult elephant.
40. The Chow and the Chinese Shar Pei are the only dogs that have black tongues.
41. The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body.
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