Cure for a bitten tongue: an icicle
Brian's just given us the excuse we've been looking for to suck on an icicle!
The other night at dinner my little girl accidentally bit the daylights out of her tongue, and the standard owie-remedies were not cutting it. Impromptu solution: Run out to the porch and snap off an icicle for her to suck on. Yeah, it's not perfectly sterile, but in the past we've had to tell her not to lick the cat or drink her own bathtub water...so how bad could an icicle be?
Related: A better way to ice burned fingers