Dogs drink water by curling their tongue backwards and not forward, so it's like they're scooping it up with a self-made bucket youtube.com/watch?v=30X5s…
Giraffes have a blue tongue to protect them from sunburn, because they graze on the tops of trees for up to 12 hours a day in the direct sunlight. Their tongue contains melanin, the same pigment responsible for tanning. earthnworld.com/why-giraf…
The reason your tongue feels weird after eating pineapples is because they eat/attack your tongue, cheeks and lips delish.com/food-news/a434…
In 1862 someone sent Charles Darwin a flower from Madagascar that had an extremely deep crevasse were the nectar was located. He predicted that there was a moth with an extraordinarily long tongue to reach the nectar. X. morganii was discovered nearly 150 years later feeding on the flower. theguardian.com/science/l…
Sign languages have a phenomenon that is equivalent to tip of the tongue moments in spoken languages: tip of the fingers. jstor.org/stable/40064328…
The Bedouin tribes have a ritual for resolving grave civil or criminal disputes, in cases where there are no witnesses. A metal ladle is stuck down into flames while both parties recount their sides. The defendant then licks the ladle 3 times, and if his tongue is scarred, he is judged guilty en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bis…
The European blueberry is actually a 'bilberry' and is different from the American blueberry. The bilberry has a dark red flesh and will cause stains on the fingers and tongue when eaten while the American blueberry has a paler translucent flesh and cause less staining. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vac…
The lower left side of Sylvester Stallone's face (including parts of his lip, tongue, and chin) is paralyzed due to a nerve being accidentally severed during his birth, which gave him his signature snarling look and slurred speech. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syl…
The Eastern Hognose snake will flatten its head like a cobra, hiss, and pretend to strike if it feels threatened. If that doesn't work, it will flip onto its back, hang its tongue from its mouth, and play dead until the danger passes. abcnews.go.com/amp/US/nor…
The taste map of the tongue that many people learned in school is nonsense. Taste receptors for salty, sweet, bitter and sour are found all over the tongue. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Fulvia, the wife of Mark Antony, joyfully stabbed the tongue of dead Cicero several times with her hairpin in a final act of revenge against Cicero's power of speech. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ful…
"tongue tied" isn't just a term to describe having difficulty finding the right words to say, but is an actual medical condition that may require surgery to correct. hopkinsmedicine.org/healt…
Today I learned of Old Tom, a killer whale who helped whalers for 3 generation, in exchange for the tongue and the lips of the prey, a practice known as the 'Law of the Tongue'; Old Tom was thought to be the leader of a pod of killer whales which helped the whalers by herding baleen whales into Twofold Bay. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
King George I of Great Britain at the time of his accession to the British throne in 1714 spoke no English, and his ministers spoke no German, hence they had to communicate with each other in French. His grandson George III was the first Hanoverian ruler who spoke English as a mother tongue. britannica.com/biography/…
A woodpecker's tongue wraps around its skull to protect it while hammers at over 1000 times the force of gravity. This protects it from bashing its brains out while pecking. infinitespider.com/woodpe…
Snails can have up to 25000 teeth on their tongue. dentalselect.com/true-fal…
There is a parasite that replaces the tongue of fish and changes sex in the process nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Though nonhuman primates exhibit the mechanics necessary for articulate speech, most experts agree these came about to assist with eating and other functions. Humans are exceptional in find a secondary use for a flexible tongue & precise breath control: pronouncing a wide variety of sounds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ori…
The Commonwealth formed after the execution of Charles I appointed John Milton as the Secretary for Foreign Tongues. His job was to compose official foreign correspondences in Latin and other languages. Milton also helped the Commonwealth by producing propaganda material. historytoday.com/archive/…
Aramaic -the language spoken by the historical Jesus- is still being spoken as a mother tongue in a small village in Syria. youtube.com/watch?v=e50qi…
It's possible for a bot to trick the Turing Test into thinking it's human simply by claiming a foreign mother-tongue whoson.com/chatbots-ai/th…
Today I learned about Jarrod Wyatt, an MMA fighter who ripped out a friend's heart and tongue after drinking psychedelic mushroom water. He said he thought his friend had turned into the devil and we was saving the world...he was sentenced in 2010 to life with a minimum of 50 years served. cbsnews.com/news/jarrod-w…
Today I learned about Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome, an inborn error of metabolism who's clinical hallmark is self-mutilation. The behavior begins after teething, as infants bite off their lower lip/perioral tissue. Later in life, affected patients are known to stab themselves and amputate fingers, toes, and tongue. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, Sacagawea's infant son who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition, later befriended a German Duke, lived for a decade in his palace, learned a dozen languages fluently, became mayor of a California city, struck gold, and made a fortune on buffalo tongues. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
An Orca named Old Tom and his pod helped hunt Baleen Whales with whaling crews in early 20th Century Australia. The Orcas would help herd the Baleen whales, the whalers would kill it and then the whalers would let the Orcas eat the Baleen Whale's tongues and lips as their share of the kill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
After rapper Biz Markie was sued for sampling another artists' work, his label was barred from selling the album. His next album was titled "All Samples Cleared," with tongue in cheek references to the court case on the cover. Half the album also samples cover versions of the exact same song! npr.org/sections/therecor…
Voice actors in animation do several unusual things to better their performance in character roles, including putting ground coffee under their tongue, speaking behind a pencil and lots of gesticulating. insider.com/how-celebriti…
One of the main reasons you aren't supposed to eat after the dentist is because the lack of pain from numbness can cause you to bite parts of your mouth off, like lips or tongue. texaspediatricdentistry.c…
Debbie Reynolds (19) had to kiss Gene Kelly (40) on the set of Singin’ in the Rain (1952). He jammed his tongue down her throat, which she had never expected or even heard of. Disgusted and outraged, she gagged, shrieked, and ran crying all the way back to her dressing room. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
There are no different sections in the tongue for each taste. The receptors to taste sweet, salty, sour and bitter are actually distributed all over. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Jim le Blanc was exposed to near vacuum for 15 seconds when his spacesuit sprung a leak in a test chamber. The last thing he noticed before he passed out was bubbling on his tongue. It was the moisture in his tongue that started to boil... cnet.com/news/what-happen…
The ideal resting position for one's tongue is pressed against the roof of one's mouth rather than letting it β€œsettle” at the bottom of one's mouth. And poor tongue posture can lead to several aesthetic and health problems. healthline.com/health/ton…
Today I learned about the Dyatlov Pass incident where in 1959, 9 experienced hikers mysteriously died in the freezing Ural Mountains after fleeing their tent. Most were in their underwear, 1 had a fractured skull, another had tongue and eyes missing. Circumstances remain a mystery to this day. cnn.com/2019/02/04/europe…
Today I learned about Cymothoa exigua, a parasitic isopod that can cut off a fish's tongue and replace the tongue with itself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cym…
A wood peckers tongue wraps all the way around its skull youtu.be/qfGXkNUIocc
If someone tells you to 'relax your tongue' and you start thinking about it and it starts to cramp, say "N". This returns the tongue to neutral position at the base of the top incisors, in addition to returning jaw muscles to neutral position for people with bruxism. aronsonfamilydental.com/t…
Charles Darwin was an avid beetle collector. One day he found 2 rare beetles and seized one in each hand. He then saw a third one, and thus put one of the beetles he already had into his mouth. It ejected some acid and burnt his tongue, forcing him to spit it out. He lost 2 of the beetles. darwin-online.org.uk/Edit…
In 1891, Tesla made a risky Demonstration to discredit Edison company's claims on Safety of AC.During the Demo, For a moment, 250,000 volts raced across the surface of his body , causing him to be surrounded by what one newspaper called β€œthe Effulgent Glory of Myriad Tongues of Electric Flame.” nationalgeographic.com/hi…
A woodpeckers tongue is so long, it actually wraps around its skull providing further insulation to the brain in warding them from concussions infinitespider.com/woodpe…
One of the most common side effects of Pepto Bismol is a black, hairy tongue healthline.com/health/dia…
Michael Jordan inherited his habit of sticking his tongue out through his teeth while playing basketball from his father James Jordan who would stick his tongue out while repairing the family car. orlandosentinel.com/news/…
- Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale. globalanimal.org/2015/05/…
Giraffes have dark tongues to prevent them from suffering from sunburn. lionworldtravel.com/news/…
Ke-alelo-O-Pilikua is a lava formation near the mouth of Lumaha'i River in Kauai, Hawaii and means β€œtongue of Pilikua." Pilikua comes from the name of a giant who was known for his booming voice. Legend says the people who heard him repeatedly became so irritated with him that they killed him en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ke-…
Dogs have a special set of taste buds that can taste WATER at the tip of their tongues. healthydogtreats.com.au/w…
When you have something on the tip of your tongue, but all you can think of is that similar (but not the desired) fact, those intrusive thoughts are called "Ugly Sisters". oxfordreference.com/view/…
Although widely taught in schools, Tongue Map or Taste Map has been scientifically disproven by later research; all taste sensations come from all regions of the tongue, although different parts are more sensitive to certain tastes. wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongue…
A cat's tongue is a high tech comb. The spikey things on their tongues are hollow so it can store saliva and transfer it to the skin through its fur. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Bilinguals experience tip-of-the-tongue moments twice as often as monolinguals. Processing two languages at the same time comes with a computational cost. Although, this kind of β€œmultitasking” trains the brain. thebrainstorms.io/blog/br…
Why dogs drink water more sloppily than cats. Both use the tongue to create a vertical jet of water which they clamp down on. Dogs plunge the tongue deep & pull up with a force up to 8x gravity & cause splashes. Cats lap the surface & pull up with a force up to 2x gravity & cause no splashes. businessinsider.com/r-phy…

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