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Tongue Cover Promises to Help You Swallow Those Bitter Pills

by Shane McGlaun

We’ve seen some bizarre projects turn up on Indiegogo and other crowdsourced funding sites over the years. However, the Tongue Cover may well be the most bizarre ever.

The product is designed to cover the taste buds on the tongue so you don’t taste the disgusting liquid medicines you have to swallow when you’re sick.  On the surface, it sounds like a pretty good idea.


As a parent, I’ve literally had to sit on my kids before to get them to take antibiotics. That said, I think the odds of getting a kid to slide what amounts to a condom over their tongue are just about as slim as getting them to willingly swallow their medications – if not worse.


I’m not trying to be humorous either, the pre-production prototype absolutely looks like a condom. The product is only recommended for single use due to hygienic and legal reasons according to the creator of the Tongue Cover.

You might think making tongue condoms would be an inexpensive proposition. Apparently, it’s not, the project is seeking $70,000(USD) by March 30, 2013, and as of this writing has raised a whopping $46. If you can’t live without this tongue cover, 25 bucks will get you 30 of them with an estimated delivery in May.

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Comments (6):

  1. Sarreq Teryx says:

    o0 does “Haris” have a last name? i think that’s hurting funding more than the perceived ridiculosity of the product

  2. Rothrock says:

    This article seems to be mocking the invention, quote [raised a whoping $46]. Have you ever seen a condom production assembly line? Do you have any idea about the startup costs? Add to that this seems like a medical use product, so I’m assuming they would have definitely earmarked a certain amount for legal expenses.

    I think there is definitely a market for a tongue condom, if you wanna call it that. Not so bizarre in my opinion.

  3. Janine says:

    It has sparked interest from WHO, that’s serious! This looks like a pretty useful product to me. Can’t stand herbal teas.

  4. HarleyMills says:

    Can I use it to eat really hot peppers and hallucinate?

  5. Francisco Cardozo says:

    I like the idea of cover my tongue. I have an ugly tongue so if people use dental covers why not to use tongue covers with different designs and maybe it could extend my tongue a little. Bye

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