Monday, October 29, 2007
Is it really genetic?
You may have to enlarge these pictures to see what Charlie is demonstrating (tongue rolling). Below is Elisabeth trying so hard to roll her tongue, but is unsuccessful. In my 7th grade Science class we were taught that it was a genetic trait, and I never could roll my tongue, but once we learned this interesting little fact I decided that I would practice with my tongue and so I would sit there during class period with my tongue stuck out and I'd pinch my tongue together with my index and thumb fingers so that it would roll. After about a week, I was able to do it on my own, with no finger help! Now you might say, well you must've had it in your genes, and perhaps that is true, but I am a strong believer that if you practice, exercise and work hard, that you can do just about anything, including rolling your tongue.