Why Don’t Our Tongues Keep Growing?

1 October 2019, 14:38

Can you touch your nose? Probably not
Can you touch your nose? Probably not. Picture: PA

If other muscles don't stop growing, why do our tongues?

Mystery Hour Question

Why don’t our tongues keep growing?

Emma, Brighton

Answer

** Definitive **

Name: Dan, Bow

Qualification: Anatomy lecturer

Answer: The tongue as a muscle is similar to the heart in that it never tires.

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