Love the sound of someone's voice? Thank your larynx, home to your vocal cords.



Another fascinating fact? The hormone testosterone elongates the vocal cords, which leads to a deeper — and sometimes squeaky — voice during puberty.

Also we've got exciting news! We should have a new larynx + trachea plush available *hopefully* by the end of 2019. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know!

Yep, love really *is* complicated. Hormones, neurotransmitters, sensory neurons, oh my!

...And the Best Pop Vocal Grammy goes to... Lung! Couldn't have done it without help from Larynx and Diaphragm. Congrats!

Featuring our lung plush, diaphragm lapel pin and trachea + larynx lapel pin.

PIN-ESOPHAGUS-PKG_LSword swallowing is not a mere illusion, but an impressive feat of mind over throat. How else can you get a real sword down your gullet without gagging? Turns out, like most things worth doing, it takes tim and practice to swallow a sword. The sword actually straightens the usually-wavy esophagus, pushing past super-vital organs such as the lungs and heart, all the way down to the sphincter leading into the stomachs and sometimes even going into the stomach itself! The trachea isn't any good for swallowing swords, mostly because it's not as flexible as the esophagus. Believe us, you don't want a hole in your windpipe -- just ask this guy.