This is what a lorikeet's tongue looks like. That is all.

The extra-long tongue of the lorikeet is, at first glance, highly reminiscent of the pharyngeal jaws on the Alien franchise's titular beastie — but this bird's exploratory organ is decidedly less lethal. At the end of the fictional extraterrestrial's oral appendage you find extra teeth; at the end of the lorikeet's… » 12/17/12 7:20am 12/17/12 7:20am

Why our tongues and fingers "see" the world differently

The oral size illusion is a strange phenomenon in which we get wildly different estimates of size depending on what we used to do the measuring: our fingers or... our tongues. Here's how this odd little phenomenon works. » 12/28/10 10:44am 12/28/10 10:44am

Tongue-Eating Parasites Attack Fish Near Normandy

Weaver fish off the Jersey coast have fallen prey to a horrific parasite: an isopod that devours the fish's tongue and then replaces it with itself. Fortunately, it doesn't eat human tongues, though it will bite. » 9/11/09 2:40pm 9/11/09 2:40pm