‘Gleeking’ Is A Disgusting Human Function That People Don’t Realise They Can Do

You’ve probably never heard the word “gleeking” before but there’s a chance that you’ve done it without even knowing.

All you need to know before you dive any further into this is that it might be a bit disgusting…

What gleeking basically means is the ability to shoot saliva from under your tongue – it normally happens when you yawn.

Even though the man in this video says only a handful of people can actually do this at will, a medical expert says we can all do it, we just need some training.

Be warned, you may find some of these videos a little bit gross…

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Here’s what you need to know:

There are three pairs of major saliva glands in your mouths as well as thousands of small ones.

Two of the major ones sit at your mouth’s bottom – those are the submandibular sublingual glands.

While you eat, they start pushing out saliva, and normally when it gets too much it drains away through ducts situated under your tongue.

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Sometimes, however, there can be a squirting effect if there’s been a lot of buildup inside. 

In an interview with health.com, Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD, dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, said that eating sour food can help stimulate your salivary glands. Afterward, you need to push your tongue out of your mouth, lift it up and curl the tip of your tongue back so it’s behind your top teeth.

The doctor said::

“If you tense the muscles in the tongue right, it squeezes the duct and saliva squirts right out.”

Dr. Wolff added that we can all do this, but we just need some training to be able to do it at will.

Did you know that this bodily function existed? Let us know by joining the conversation in the comments and please share this article if you’ve enjoyed it.

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