Humans Have A Hairy Tongue: What?!?

@Shavkat (60284)
Philippines
March 16, 2017 11:42am CST
You might think that it is weird that our tongues have hair. It is not a joke, my friend. Tongue has little bumps called "papillae" and its function as taste buds. Taste buds have these tiny hairs. Once stimulated, it sends impulses to the brain, then it was being interpreted the tastes as sweet, sour, bitter, salty or spicy. Image Credit: pixabay.com
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@stbrians (12679)
• Kakamega, Kenya
16 Mar 17
Am glad that my tongue is hairy. Does it prove am a mammal more
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@Shavkat (60284)
• Philippines
17 Mar 17
It makes as unique in the animal kingdom.
@Hannihar (33080)
17 Jan
Shavkat, thank you and I did not know that about tongues.
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@Shavkat (60284)
• Philippines
22 Jan
I think we need to learn something about anatomy.
@Hannihar (33080)
22 Jan
@Shavkat Shavkat, I guess you are right.
@Shavkat (60284)
• Philippines
24 Jan
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@epiffanie (10436)
• Australia
18 Mar 17
Oh I am so glad we have hairy tongues .. ;)
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@Shavkat (60284)
• Philippines
19 Mar 17
I also agree that we are grateful have them. We can enjoy the taste of any food prepared on the table.
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@epiffanie (10436)
• Australia
20 Mar 17
@youless (91098)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Mar 17
Is it true? Perhaps I need to check it with a microscope
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@Shavkat (60284)
• Philippines
17 Mar 17
Yes, it is. Science reveals through human anatomy.
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@youless (91098)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Mar 17
@Shavkat Very interesting to know it.
@ridingbet (50164)
• Philippines
18 Mar 17
taste buds or papillae, not hair. hahaha!
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@Shavkat (60284)
• Philippines
19 Mar 17
tiny hair hehehe
@Tampa_girl7 (25386)
• United States
17 Mar 17
Very interesting to know
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@Shavkat (60284)
• Philippines
18 Mar 17
It is, my friend. Have a great day!
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@crossbones27 (19233)
• Redlands, California
16 Mar 17
They do indeed and sometimes people suffer from to hairy of a tongue and it makes their tongue look black. It looks gross, but said to quite common temporarily and harmless. Next time you go to get a haircut, make sure to ask the barber to check your tongue. lol
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@Shavkat (60284)
• Philippines
17 Mar 17
I am sure they will have a gross reaction.lol
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@Corbin5 (103216)
• United States
16 Mar 17
I need to go look at those hairs on my tongue. Perhaps a magnifying glass will help. Never knew we had those hairs on our tongues.
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@Shavkat (60284)
• Philippines
17 Mar 17
I agree. We can use a device to see this tongue's hair. I was also surprised about it.
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