Long-tongued people

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  1. Burns! says:

    Seriously. Where the hell does he keep that thing?

  2. Argon says:

    “The okapi is one of the few mammals that can lick its own ears.”

  3. chrisnixon says:

    Is that Ballmer on the left?

  4. Apreche says:

    How do you measure a tongue? I mean, the tongue technically starts very far back in the mouth. If I measure mine from the back of my mouth all the way to the tip, when fully extended. I beat the world record. However, I know my tongue isn’t very long because I can’t even touch my nose with it. I question their measuring metric.

  5. Drew Blood says:

    @Apreche
    This sounds very similar to another debate that’s raged for ages!

    I’m wondering, am I the only one that reached for a ruler after reading this story? I’ve always thought I had a very long tongue. I can’t reach my nose but I can lick underneath my chin. I feel a bit inadequate now at only 5cm though.

  6. Shannon says:

    Regarding tongue stretching, that’s generally done by breaking down or removing the sublingual frenum. It’s sometimes done as a neccessary surgery for people who are “tongue tied”, and makes about 1/2″ to 1 1/2″ of difference depending on the degree.

    When I was running ModBlog, I posted a number of long tongued people (warning — other content on the site is NSFW):

    http://modblog.bmezine.com/2006/03/21/long-tongue-olympics/
    http://modblog.bmezine.com/2006/02/12/now-thats-what-i-call-a-tongue/
    http://modblog.bmezine.com/2006/03/08/another-long-pierced-tongue/

  7. ralphleon says:

    Hate to be a link gestapo, but your link for the “previously on BB” is borked.

  8. stovis says:

    What in the hell is a centimeter?

  9. ChrisG_nyc says:

    Once we finally get this genetic engineering thing down, his DNA will be worth a fortune.

  10. airship says:

    So who has the longest tongue with a pair of these things on it?

    http://boingboing.net/2008/06/10/what-is-on-keiths-to.html

  11. deckard68 says:

    “Annika was 12 in 2001, so she’s quite likely 18 or 19 by now.”

    We need a “Where Are They Now?” update on her, stat!

  12. Jongo says:

    As a long-tongued person (I can lick around the bottom of my chin and even stick my tongue up my nose), I can shed a little light on the situation.

    It really can be a pain, having such a large and long tongue. It sometimes lolls out of my mouth when I sleep, or if I’m very focused on a videogame. It surprises the hell out of those you kiss, and while they generally have a positive reaction, a lot of people get grossed out by it. It can draw stares, when you absentmindedly extend your tongue out onto your cheek to grab that last crumb.

    All that said, the benefits far outweigh the awkwardness.

  13. M says:

    Where does he store that thing when he pulls it in for the night?

  14. seanfitz says:

    Watch out Gene Simmons!

  15. Agies says:

    Insert sexual innuendo *here*

  16. Takuan says:

    pikers

  17. Antinous says:

    There have to be yogis in India who have stretched their tongues out to a couple of feet. They’ve stretched everything else.

  18. noen says:

    Is there anything that can be done to the human body that someone somewhere hasn’t already perfected? No wait… I don’t want to know.

  19. lightsyrup says:

    How long is Gene Simmons’ tongue?

  20. Antinous says:

    Just long enough.

  21. minTphresh says:

    gene had his sublingua ( those two tendon like thingys under your tongue) snipped to get the added length. good times!

  22. The Lizardman says:

    @Antinous – there are yogi exercises for stretching the tongue but they rarely result in more than a centimeter or two of added extension outside the mouth, despite the mythical claims

    Of course, I have always felt that two tongues beat one

  23. Takuan says:

    push-ups

  24. neurolux says:

    Really? I’d think Count Smokula would have them beat.

  25. Santa's Knee says:

    Tor Johnson lives!?!?!?

  26. Takuan says:

    important pointer: do NOT take a first date to:
    Frank Zappas 200 Motels
    Sid and Nancy
    Liquid Sky
    anything by Ed Wood

  27. Antinous says:

    How about Eraserhead?

  28. eustace says:

    CERTAINLY not Eraserhead. That must have been rhetorical.

  29. Antinous says:

    FYI, I don’t recommend Googling ‘longest tongue’ or any variant thereof. Is anyone else really grossed out by the sight of people’s tongues, or is it just me?

  30. rickrider says:

    I’d love to see what’d happen if these two had a kid together.

  31. Timefishblue says:

    I think Stephen Taylor would go to jail.

  32. RJ says:

    What a charming young lady!
    Eh, eh? Say no more, say no more. Tchk-tchk!

  33. Ocker3 says:

    Nope timefishblue, Annika was 12 in 2001, so she’s quite likely 18 or 19 by now.

    Having said that, they’ve chosen a somewhat unattractive picture for Steve, perhaps his publicist is angling more for the freak-show market rather than the “OMG that’s a Long tongue *giggle*” female market? (or male, depends on his fancy)

  34. Antinous says:

    I’m not sure that he really has good pics.

    BBC pic

  35. inquiring mind says:

    So, Jongo…what do you personally weigh in as the benefits? ;>

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