Skip to main content

Surprising Things You Did Not Know About Your Tongue

Who has a longer tongue - men or women? Can our tongue get fat? What color indicates our health? 

picture of dogs, cows, a little girl and a woman

Here are some exciting facts about your favorite muscle:

Average tongue length is 8.5 cm. Sounds too long? This is because it is measured from the lid of the throat to the tip. 

Women, by the way, have a shorter average length of 7.9 cm. 

The tongue actually consists of eight different groups of muscles that fit together to form one organ. 

The tongue is the only muscle in the human body that can act independently of the skeleton and bones, and is considered the strongest muscle (or muscle group) in the human body, although of course there are some technical limitations. 

The tongue has between 2,000 and 4,000 taste glands and they are composed of sensory cells that renew themselves every day. 

No one has a tongue like yours. This is because, like fingerprints, each person in the world has a tongue with a different patterns and textures.

Can people be identified according to their tongue?

It's a bit tricky because the tongue is protected by the mouth, it's also hard to invent devices that can be used for identification. 

But be sure that scientists are now working on some way to use it as a biometric identification.

Can the tongue get fat?

The Tongue has a high percentage of fat, and there is a link between fat volume in the tongue and in the body. 

A study published in Sleep magazine found that a large tongue with higher fat could be a risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea - a condition in which a person stops breathing intermittently while he is asleep.

Can the tongue indicate the state of our health?

Let's start with the color - A too bright and red tongue may indicate a deficiency of folic acid or vitamin B12, and Kawasaki disease, which is an acute inflammation of the blood vessels in children. 

Also, white spots or white coating on the tongue can indicate mouth infection or leukoplakia, which is a precursor of oral cancer. Beyond that, black tongue can indicate the presence of bacteria. Finally, warts on the tongue can be a sign of cuts and mouth sores, or cancer.

What is certain is that it is best to keep it clean, to prevent bad breath, to ventilate the taste buds, to prevent infections and fungus, and gum disease - whether by mouthwash or simply brush it twice a day: use the toothbrush or tongue cleaner.


Popular posts from this blog

Researchers Identified a Virus that Attacks Cancer Cells

Researchers identified a virus that attacks human cancer cells can distinguishes Healthy cells.
Audio Version Of This Post
Viruses are usually supposed to worry us, but this is not the case with inoculate viruses. those that infect cancer cells and kill them, ignoring healthy cells. So it is no wonder that the search for such viruses attracts many researchers.

The Seneca Valley virus.This virus also known as Senecavirus affects pigs and cows. In recent years it has been found that the virus attacks human cancer cells.

The ability to identify tumors and ignore normal cells tested in two trials. The first in relapsed solid tumors in children and the second in lung carcinoma.

Experiments also found that the immune system was removing the virus from the body. Thus preventing it from completing its anticancer action.
Ongoing research to understand how the Seneca Valley virus may be used for cancer treatments.Researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand discovered in 2017. That the vi…

New study suggests, people with better sense of smell have a better sense of direction

People with a good sense of smell also have a better sense of direction, suggesting a link between the two systems, a new study suggestsWhy do we have a sense of smell?
The smell of fruit directs us (or at least the lemurs) to the most mature fruit, and even our interpersonal relationships are affected by scents. But some researchers believe that its first use by the first animals, the advantage it gave them over the lack of sense of smell, is navigation. 

Now researchers from Canada have shown that people with a better understanding of smell also navigate better.

The olfactory bulb, the region of the brain that receives information about odors from the nose and makes the initial processing of the smell, exists in many species of animals. It has identified in mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish, and there is a similar structure, even in crabs and insects. 

For some, the bulb is tiny compared to the size of the brain, and for others, it is enormous. A study published several years ago showe…

10 Incredible Scientific Breakthroughs and New Inventions

Scientific discoveries continue to appear every year. new discoveries in a variety of fields, from innovative solutions and treatments for common and deadly diseases to archaeological discoveries, space discoveries, and unusual scandals, learn about 10 groundbreaking scientific discoveries that have taken place and can certainly affect our lives in the near future.

1. Sickle cell anemia can be cured by transplantation of stem cellsSickle cell anemia is a severe and common blood disease in which more than 4 million people worldwide are infected.

In April, a pair of scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute announced that they had completely cured a 26-year-old man with sickle cell anemia, Through the transplantation of healthy stem cells in the body, they hope and believe that similar results will also occur in the future as more patients receive similar treatment with stem cells.
2. Scientists have been able to stop and reverse the process of aging in miceAging is a natu…