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Thanks! Looks like a reputable counter-example. This answer will do unless an authoritative analysis or statistical result is posted. (Previous comments are now obsolete.)
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Thanks @jarlemag. The references seem to pertain to five-ish cases of tongues that were amputated to some degree. Best I can tell -- this side of the pay-walls -- is that no immediate fatalities occurred in those cases.
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@rg255, If it depends on hitting the artery with your teeth, it might not be anatomically possible. Hoping for some experts or citations to chime in.
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@rg255: Excellent. This article says that Lingual artery hemorrhage is "life-threatening". Although it's reporting an injury caused by a botched biopsy. It's not at all clear (to me) that a sufficiently similar wound could be caused by a person's own teeth.
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