• Question: How come you cant lick your elbow?

    Asked by leigha1234 to Angela, Karen, Shane on 21 Nov 2013.
    • Photo: Karen McCarthy

      Karen McCarthy answered on 21 Nov 2013:

      Ah yes this is a great question! Well I suppose the short answer is I don’t think the elbow was made for licking! 🙂 Nah well your body is just designed this way unfortunately, the tendons and ligaments in your arm can’t extend far enough for you to move your elbow up to your mouth.

      Some people CAN do it however, but typically they are people who incredibly flexible, and have more flexible joints than the rest of us!

    • Photo: Angela Stevenson

      Angela Stevenson answered on 21 Nov 2013:

      Some people can! But you have to be extremely flexible in the shoulders to be able to lick your elbow. Most babies and young children can lick their elbows as they are very very flexible since their bones have not completely calcified. But as we grow older our bones straightend out, lengthen and widen, they become entirely calcified… and as a result we become stiff and unable to do things that used to be simple, like lick your elbow! Great question again! Thanks for asking Leigha 🙂

    • Photo: Shane Mc Guinness

      Shane Mc Guinness answered on 22 Nov 2013:

      Evreybody can! Give it a go right now Leigha……
      Only joking, the guys answered it perfectly! Bet you tried though! 🙂