T is for Tongue, Your Miracle Muscle

Your tongue is the ONLY muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.  

Thank goodness!  Can you imagine how hard it would be to:

  • Make chewing gum snap
  • Lick your lips
  • French kiss
  • Remove “stuff” from between your teeth in public
  • Lick lollipops
  • Give someone a “lickn”
  • Say something tongue-in-cheek
  • Get LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLicks from Max
  • Say “th th th that’s all folks”

Believe it or not!
The giraffe can extend its 18 inch tongue to clean off bugs from its face or to feed. The specially adapted tongue is extremely tough to cope with the vicious tree thorns that are part of the giraffe’s diet. 


The giant anteater’s, tongue can reach two feet in length! The anteater coats its tongue in sticky saliva during feeding, allowing it to ensnare ants, and can rapidly flick its tongue from its mouth up to 150 times per minute!
After breaking into insect colonies and tree trunks using their long sharp claws, anteaters employ their tongues to collect eggs, larvae and adult insects, a few thousand of which they can guzzle in just minutes.

 “th th th that’s all folks”

Thanks to Rose for th th the inspiration for th th this tongue post!

http://rosemaryl.blogspot.com/

ELEMENO P

Not at Starbucks today!!!!!!!!!!  The guy across the hall from my office gave me the password to his internet connection.  I’m grateful but he doesn’t serve coffee or tea.

eLeMeNO = a letter of the alphabet

When I was learning the alphabet ( oh, let’s say about 20 years ago) I thought that elemeno was one of the letters.  I could never figure out how everyone else counted 26 letters.

Now I can’t figure out if I am on letter “L” or letter “e” on the Blogging Challenge A – Z

since I’ve not had internet access for 8 days now. (Count ’em EIGHT, 8, e-i-g-h-t!)

e = eeeeeeeeeeek

i – ick

g = gee whiz

h- how did this happen

t = to ME!

And just in case it’s 9 and not 8 (I’ve lost track ….)

n = no, no , no

i = it’s

n = not

e= eeeeeeeeeeeeeeek, again