Baffling Science Hoaxes: Why Did We Believe in the Tongue Map?Esther Inglis-Arkell7/20/12 6:36pm861EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkEveryone reading this has got a tongue. Everyone reading this has, probably, also heard the old adage about how different parts of the tongue taste different things. For decades, this misconception stayed alive. It was still being taught when I was in grade school. My question is; why?