Today's Wonder of the World is...Twisty Tongues and Tongue Twisters!
Like this one!
Isn't she a cutie?
Flickr photo by villinikon
My kids think it's just hilarious that I can't roll my tongue. They like to watch me try just for entertainment.
That, and they like it when I do my goose imitation.
What can I say. I'm multi-talented.
Anyway, back to tongues and tongue twisters...
I started thinking about tongues yesterday when I explained to you why we have to do all our gardening on top of an old coffee table.
It's because of that tongue!
Have you ever looked at your tongue. I mean really up close?
Sketch from Gray's Anatomy
Well, not that close. Those are your taste buds. Either that or freakish alien life forms.
I planned to share with you all the useless information about the tongue that I used to teach elementary school children in summer science camp. I thought I'd show you the map of the tongue, and how you taste sweet on the tip of your tongue, salty and sour on the sides, and bitter in the back. Then I did a google search and found out IT WAS ALL A LIE!
Modern science has proven it wrong! All those taste tests we did were for naught! Sorry, elementary kids, now probably balding adults, for warping you with faulty tongue knowledge! Apparently we have receptors for all those tastes all over our tongue.
Now I'm feeling guilty for spreading misinformation to the younger generation. I need something to cheer me up.
Hey! How about a cat tongue?
Flickr photo by peter hasselbom
No not that kind! Though it is pretty cute!
Flickr photo by beastandbean
No, not those either. Though I hardly ever turn cookies down.
This photo found HERE.
Yes! Langues de chat! Cat tongue candy! We used to get those after school in France!
(No cats were harmed in the making of this candy.)
And how about this cute thing? That'll make you smile.
Flickr photo by skoop102
A guinea pig tongue!
Are you feeling blue too?
Maybe you need to look at one of these.
Flickr photo by Goooflex
Wow! A blue tongued lizard!
And did you know hummingbirds have really long tongues?
Flickr photo by shesnuckinfuts
And of course we know all about dog tongues around here. But this one is extra curly.
Flickr photo by milkmaid1979
You know, when it comes to cuteness, you just can't beat a Panda sticking out his tongue at you.
Flickr photo by somsai
And how about this?
Flickr photo by Sporlink
Wait. That's no tongue! That's a strawberry in cream!
All this speaking in tongues is making me think of tongue twisters.
A certain young fellow named Beebee
Wished to marry a lady named Phoebe
"But," he said. "I must see
What the minister's fee be
Before Phoebe be Phoebe Beebee.
And of course there's the old standby:
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could,
And chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would
If a woodchuck could chuck wood.
Hey, look who's listening in!
Flickr photo by eurorepusa
It's a woodchuck!
And he's chucking a carrot.
Watch out...If he chucks too much, he just might upchuck!
Take a gander (sorry...I'm still thinking goose) at this Youtube wonder. It's a bunch of students from all over the world saying tongue twisters in their native tongues. It's fun!
Have a Wonder-full Thursday, everybody!
Don't be tongue tied! Say hello! And share a tongue twister if you like!