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I recently had a colleague tell me they had heard on NPR that the strongest muscle in the body was the tongue. What's that all about? It seems to me that the heart must be much stronger--no contest; it works continually your whole life. I mean, just poke a tongue and poke a heart; the heart feels much more muscular. Does it just depend on how you define strongest, like a short-term strength versus endurance issue? Is there anything about the heart, like the fact that it is an organ of the circulatory system and not like what we normally think of as a muscle, that would keep it from being considered a muscle? I respect the source; NPR is generally pretty reliable. I'm just confused. What really is the strongest m
Re: What's the strongest muscle, the heart or the tongue?
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