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20 Facts About the Human Tongue

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Here are some interesting facts about the human tongue.

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The tongue muscles are either either intrinsic or extrinsic. Report Abuse
Intrinsic muscles change the shape of the tongue. Extrinsic muscles act to change the position of the tongue.
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Scraping your tongue is important. Report Abuse
It has been proven that scraping your tongue helps to prevent diseases such as: heart attacks, pneumonia, premature births, diabetes, osteoporosis and male infertility.
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It is important to take care of your tongue and the rest of your mouth. Report Abuse
More than 600 different types of bacteria live in the mouth.
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The cat got your tongue originated in Assyria. Report Abuse
If you were a soldier and got captured, your tongue would be cut out of your mouth and fed to the king's cat.
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Saliva helps us to taste food. Report Abuse
Try tasting food when your tongue is dry and you will realize that you cannot.
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A tongue print is just as unique as a fingerprint. Report Abuse
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It takes 1/10 of a calorie to lick a stamp. Report Abuse
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85% of people can curl their tongue into a cube. Report Abuse
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Your tongue is at work even while you sleep. Report Abuse
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The tongue heals faster than any other part of your body. Report Abuse
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The tongue helps us to speak. Report Abuse
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Your tongues can get wrinkles. Report Abuse
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The moist and pink covering of your tongue is called the mucosa. Report Abuse
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The color of your tongue can tell your doctor the state of your health. Report Abuse
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In Tibet, poking your out tongue is considered a greeting. Report Abuse
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The average length of the human tongue is four inches. Report Abuse
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The human tongue has eight muscles. Report Abuse
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Women have shorter tongues than men. Report Abuse
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Humans can taste five flavors: salty, sour, bitter, sweet, and savoury. Report Abuse
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The human tongue has 3,000 to 10,000 taste buds. Report Abuse
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