What’s the strongest and most flexible muscle in your body? It’s your tongue! Your tongue is the only muscle that’s attached only on one end. It also has a unique print, just like your thumb – and it heals faster than any other body part. The tongue has 9,000 taste buds and can sense four basic tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. About 10% of your taste buds, though, are on your cheeks and palette.
Can you curl your tongue in a u-shape? About 15% of people can’t.
Your tongue harbors HALF of the bacteria that live in your mouth. If you have bad breath, brush your tongue or consider using a tongue scraper to gently remove bacteria and food particles from the surface of the tongue. It can really help!
And, according to Guinness, this is the most difficult tongue twister:
The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.