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Author Topic: 3 daft questions in one - Do people with really long tongues have a much...  (Read 453 times)

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Do people with really long tongues have a much better sense of taste than short-tongued humans?
Me? I'd guess I was averaged tongued - but I haven't been out with my tape measure much lately.
But, if I did have a longer tongue, would it pack in more taste buds per square inch and so give me an enhanced sense of taste? Or not?

And how about all those animals who have really long tongues - like giraffes?  Does that mean they are blessed with an increased sense of taste?

Or do all mammals have exactly the same number of taste buds?

Or (bonus fourth question coming up!) do they all have the pretty much the same acute sense of taste, regardless of all their different tongue lengths?

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