Here are a few fun facts about the tongue! Did you know that our tongue heals faster than any other body part. The tongue consists of 50- 100 taste buds, no single bud can identify both sweet and bitter foods. Our tongues surprisingly are the strongest muscle in the body and are the only muscle in which is connected at only one end, our tongue never stops working, even as we fall into slumber the tongue pushes saliva into the throat, a valuable health fact for you here.. Cleaning the tongue using a tongue scraper is proven to help the prevention of premature births, pneumonia, premature births, heart attacks, osteoporosis, diabetes and even infertility in men. Believe it or not the blue whale has the largest tongue on the planet.. weighing up to 5,400 lbs, their tongue is the size of an elephant, crazy right?