Pardon My Geographic Tongue

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An Elite Condition

Only 4 percent of the population is 6' 2" (1.88 meters) or taller. Just 3 percent of the population have an IQ over 126. A scant 2 percent of people have geographic tongue. Congratulations if you are a member of either category.

“Geographic tongue is… a condition that gets its name from its map-like appearance on the upper surface and sides of the tongue. It may occur in other areas of your mouth, as well.” It happens when there’s a loss of tongue papillae, the tiny hair like projections on the surface of the tongue. It differs from but may coexist with tongue fissures. There is actually a long list of medical-sounding names doctors may use:

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