• Question: How long is a humans tounge?

    Asked by crunchiejelly to Amy, Drew, Julia, Kimberley, Sara on 19 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Kimberley Bryon

      Kimberley Bryon answered on 16 Jun 2011:


      The average length of a human tongue is 4 inches but it varies between individuals.

    • Photo: Drew Rae

      Drew Rae answered on 16 Jun 2011:

      A Giraffe’s tongue is over a foot long, and it is pre-hensile – they can use it like a hand!

    • Photo: Amy MacQueen

      Amy MacQueen answered on 16 Jun 2011:

      Think kimberley got here first….

    • Photo: Sara Imari Walker

      Sara Imari Walker answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      Hello crunchiejelly!! I think Kimberely is right-on. But now I am wondering why it is that I cannot touch my tongue to my nose =)

    • Photo: Julia Griffen

      Julia Griffen answered on 19 Jun 2011:

      They’ve got it!