Ever heard of those weird body challenges? You know, elbow licking, tongue rolling, sneezing with your eyes open and more? Well, get ready to explore the wild world of body myths! Ever wondered why most people can’t lick their elbows or touch their noses with their tongues? Join us in our latest episode as we debunk these peculiar myths or see if these body challenge activities are true!
Demystifying the Impossible: Elbow Licking and Beyond With Weird Body Challenges
In This Podcast About Unusual Things Your Body Can Do (Or Can’t Do)…
Ever thought of licking your elbow or touching your nose with your tongue? Sounds ludicrous, right? In this Parent Busters podcast episode, we expose weird body myths and weird body challenges, starting off with the laughably impossible task of licking your elbow.
In this fun kids science podcast episode, we’ll cover weird facts for kids like:
- Is it actually possible to lick your elbow? / Is it rare to be able to lick your elbow?
- What are some rare body facts?
- What are the unique things that your body can do? (And can’t do!)
- Can sneezing cause eye to pop out?
- Is it possible to sneeze with your eyes open (or is it a myth)?
- What happens if you sneeze with your mouth closed? (Or, hold your sneeze)
- Who can roll their tongue?
- What is tongue folding?
- Is it rare to be able to lick your nose?
- Can some people lick their nose?
- & MORE WEIRD BODY FACTS FOR KIDS
We’ve not only looked into the science that makes this task challenging for most but also discovered the rare few who can! In a hilarious twist, we even gave it a try ourselves and let’s just say, it was an interesting experience…
If you’re looking for a blend of humor, fun science tricks for kids to try, and some unexpected facts about your body you’ve never heard, we’ve got you covered in this fun podcast for parents and kids to learn together!
Where To Listen To Weird Body Myths: From Elbow Licking Challenges to Eye-Pop Sneezing
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Learning About Weird Body Challenges
There’s an age-old question that many of us have asked at one point or another: “Can I lick my elbow?”
It sounds ludicrous, doesn’t it?
However, this seemingly absurd query sets the stage for our latest podcast episode where we delve into some of the most intriguing and peculiar myths about our bodies.
Starting with the almost laughably impossible task of licking your elbow, we explored the scientific reasons behind why this feat is challenging for most people. (And, does the human anatomy simply lend itself to such flexibility?)
But the true intrigue lies in the fact that a rare few can actually accomplish this task, defying what we consider normal human body abilities.
Another equally fascinating topic we tackled was the world of bizarre body records.
Did you know the record for the longest tongue measures an astonishing 3.97 inches?
As we dug deeper, we found that California seems to be a hotspot for such records. T
hese unusual body feats left us astounded and prompted us to question what else our bodies are capable of.
One of the most common body myths is that of open-eyed sneezing.
Many of us have heard that it’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open, while others believe that your eyes could pop out if you attempt to do so.
We explored this myth in detail, diving into the science behind sneezing and why our bodies react the way they do.
Perhaps one of the most surprising revelations was the existence of the Gorlin sign – the official term for touching your nose or chin with your tongue.
Only a select few can achieve this feat, with intriguing facts like the average tongue length for women and the world record for the longest duration of someone touching their nose with their tongue coming in at an unbelievable 50 minutes and 51 seconds!
Our exploration didn’t stop at mere body abilities and records.
We also delved into the whimsical world of superstitions and their impact on our behaviors. These often irrational beliefs, though unproven, hold a strong sway over us, affecting our actions and perceptions in surprising ways.
This episode was a rollercoaster ride of humor, science, and unexpected facts about the human body.
Whether you’re a science enthusiast, a curious listener, or someone looking for a bit of fun, this episode is sure to pique your interest and leave you with a newfound appreciation for the peculiar abilities and feats our bodies are capable of.
So go ahead, give it a listen and embark on this intriguing journey of body myths with us!
ALSO CHECK OUT THESE OTHER FUN PODCAST FOR KIDS AND PARENTS EPISODES NEXT:
Fun Podcast Mentions and Podcast Facts Follow-Up
- Videos Of People Licking Their Elbows
- Image of Eyeball Lick
- Does rolling your tongue come from genetic mother side? It is not determined by a single gene, but multiple factors. LEARN MORE
Sources and References for Weird Body Challenges Podcast Episode
- Koetting Eye Center
- Penn Medicine
- Telegraph UK
- NBC News
- Guinness World Records
- Pro Eyecare Center
- Optometrists Clinic
- National Institutes of Health
- San Diego Zoo
- Science Daily
- American Optometric Association