10 interesting tongue facts

Saturday, February 27, 2010

  1. Your tongue has 3,000 taste buds.
  2. The tongue is the fastest healing part of the body.
  3. The tongue is the strongest muscle in your body, and most flexible.
  4. Is the only muscle with taste sensors. A human has more bacterias in the mouth than a dog.
  5. Close to fifty percent of the bacteria in the mouth lives on the surface of our tongue.
  6. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.
  7. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
  8. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
  9. Not all our taste buds are on our tongue; about 10% are on the palette and the cheeks.
  10. A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body.