Elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale. April 1, 2010Posted by tyjorg in What I Learned Tonight.
Tags: 000, 12, 6 tons, 70 grams, blue whale, elephant, human, tongue
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What I learned tonight is elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale. The best part of learning this is picturing the blue whale swimming around with a elephant in its mouth. Had me laughing, how about you? The tongue weighs about 6 tons, wow. For those of you that don’t know a ton is 2,000 pounds, so a tongue of the blue whale is 12,000 pounds. I am not really sure how this can be true, but it is. The human tongue weights like 70 grams, that is like .154323584 pounds. In other words it don’t weigh as much as the blue whale tongue. For some reason I was not a math major but I think that means the blue whale tongue weighs 78,390 times more than a human tongue. What this means is a blue whale tongue weighs 5,487,300 grams. Not to be lost in all of this is the elephant. The elephant is grey has big ears and walks real slowly. That’s all your really need to know about the elephant. The fact of the matter is, the blue whale is large. It makes you wonder why they have such a big tongue. The answer is simple, it is because they are big. You know how they say the bigger they are the harder they fall, well in the animal kingdom they say the bigger they are the bigger the tongue. The animal kingdom is funny when you picture an elephant inside a blue whales mouth. Please draw pictures and send them to me, I will laugh. I need a real visual, not a mental one. Please people do not get eaten by a elephant or a blue whale. You may not know it but a blue whale is a carnivore, beware to all swimmer big or small.