Star Spotting: Miley Cyrus And Her Tongue Share A Quiet Moment Together (PHOTO)

Miley slips us some tongue, just 'cause!

Miley and her tongue are like two peas in a pod!  

Ah, the majestic beauty of Miley Cyrus' tongue. It appears that we've been so caught up in carefully documenting each and every one of its high-profile appearances (2013 VMAs, in Paris greeting fans, Terry Richardson photo shoots, straddling a pal with a middle finger up, etc.), that we'd forgotten to examine it in its natural habitat: alone in a quiet room while its owner is just bein' Miley.

That is, until now! Miley recently took to Instagram to post a classic tongue photo for, well, absolutely no reason. No show, no fans, no rabid Smilers camped outside of her hotel -- the "Wrecking Ball" singer was apparently just sharing a quiet moment alone with her thoughts... and her tongue. #NAMASTE.

As the self-proclaimed preeminent scholars of Miley Cyrus' tongue, who have researched everything from the its possible Ashley Tisdale-related origins to its influence on other stars like Rihanna, we feel qualified to make the following rather bold claim: Perhaps Miley's proclivity to eject her tongue is encoded in her DNA? Like eye color and a tendency toward high cholesterol? Definitely something worth giving us a Nobel Prize for. Get Sweden on the phone!

Photo credit: Miley Cyrus' Instagram