Amazing Facts About The Ear, Teeth And Tongue

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Tongue

1.) The human tongue has 3,000 taste buds. Each of these buds has a sensory nerve connected with the brain that carries impulses which the brain interprets and passes judgment.

2.) Including the surface of the throat and the roof of the mouth, a person has about 9,000 taste buds.

3.) In relation to size, the tongue is the strongest muscle in our body.

4.) The tongue gives some indication of the presence of certain disorders elsewhere in the body.

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5.) The tongue of a healthy person is pink. It is white if there is a thin film of bacteria on it.

6.) At age 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds so they tend to lose their ability to taste and many find that they need much more intense flavoring in order to be able to fully appreciate a dish.

7.) The man with the longest tongue is Stepnen Taylor of UK. His tongue measures 9.8 cm or 3.86 in from the tip to the middle of his closed top lip.

Teeth

8.) We get two sets of teeth. The first set is our 20 “Milk Teeth”. These teeth are replaced starting at around 6-7 years of age with the second set our 32 “Permanent Teeth”.

9.) Our teeth start growing about 6 months before birth and some babies are born with teeth.

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10.) The Wisdom teeth, the third set of molars, is largely useless, doing little beyond crowding the mouth and sometimes causing pain.

11.) The enamel in our teeth is the hardest substance in our body.

12.) All parts of the human body can repair themselves when damaged. The tooth is the only part of the human body that can’t repair itself because the outer layer of the tooth is enamel which is not a living tissue.

13.) Right-handed people tend to chew the food on the right side and the left-handed people tend to chew on the left side.

Ears

14.) The ears have 100,000 auditory cells. Minute nerves ending in the inner ear pick up a particular sound frequency and start vibrating.

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15.) The inner ear is responsible for the sense of balance

16.) A healthy ear is an ear with earwax.

17.) Our ears are made of cartilage, one of the few tissues that grow throughout life. Our ears grow about a quarter of an inch between ages 30 and 70.

18.) The 3 smallest bones in our body are the hammer, the anvil and the stirrup. All this tiny bones are located in the ear.

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