Believe it or not, a man’s tongue is longer than a woman’s

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Believe it or not, a man’s tongue is longer than a woman’s

A study by the University of Edinburgh School of Dentistry found that the average length of the tongue for adults is 3.3 inches (8.5 cm) for men and 3.1 inches (7.9 cm) for women, measured from the epiglottis, which is the cartilage behind the cartilage. tongue and in front of the throat. It extends to the tip of the tongue, as reported by healthline.

Language has many functions, such as:

Articulation (ability to speak)
swallow (motivated eating)
breathing (keeping the airway open)
Taste (ability to know the taste of food)

On the tongue are taste buds, or taste receptors of various types and sizes, containing sensory cells that distinguish the four basic tastes (sweet, bitter, sour, and salty). The cells are sensitive to one or both of these tastes, and nerve impulses are transmitted to the cerebral cortex, where the taste is perceived.

The human tongue has a complex structure that allows it to move and shape into different shapes for its role in eating, speaking, and breathing.

The tongue consists mainly of skeletal muscles under a mucous membrane, but the tongue is not just a muscle, because it expresses eight different muscles together, which are matrix and flexible without bones or joints, and it is called the hydrostat muscles and the muscles of the tongue are the only muscles in the body. , which work independently of the skeleton.

Internal and external skeletal muscles make up the human tongue.

The intrinsic muscles are located on the inside of the tongue. They facilitate swallowing and speech by allowing the tongue to change shape and size and stick to it.

The longest tongue recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records was held by Nick Stoberl of California, who had a tongue length of 3.97 inches (10.1 cm), measured from the tip of the tongue to the middle of the top. lip

The tongue makes a lot of effort, it works even while sleeping, as it pushes saliva down the throat.

Are there differences in the form of language from one person to another?
Each person has a unique pattern, similar to fingerprints, and there are no such tongue marks, even the tongues of identical twins do not resemble each other, and a tongue mark can become one day to confirm identity.

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