The tongue is one of the sense organs out of the five sense organs present in human body. It is longer than an individual how he/she thinks because of the muscular organ which actually extends all the way back to the epiglottis that is a flap of cartilage in the back of your throat.
The length of the tongue you made calculations in your mind is quite longer than you think. Ok! Not too long as shown in the picture but it is.
The muscular organ of the tongue extends all the way to epiglottis that is present in the throat which is just a flap of cartilage. When you swallow something, it is the epiglottis which blocks the wind pipe.
It is calculated that right measuring it from the epiglottis to the tip, an average adult's tongue is likely more over three inches.
It is being described about the human body, which are bound to be outliers.
The world record for longest tongue is currently hold by Nick Stoeberl who is a Californian.
His tongue is four inches long from tip to closed lips.
His exposed part is longer than anyone in their entirety.
Every one must be knowing this lady who could give Stoeberl a run for his money.