In case you can't really see it, here's a closer-up shot (yeah, I know I look stupid in the above picture...it was early):
My tongue was totally and completely BLACK! The pictures really do not do it justice. It appeared much blacker in person.
Anywho, it scared the crap out of me. I started running through everything I had eaten the previous day and prior to bed. I did brush my teeth before bed, and as I remembered, my tongue was nice and pink when I last checked it at 10:30pm the previous night. What the hell happened to it?
I didn't know if should contact the doctor or what. But I decided to do a quick google search, and lo and behold, there is a condition called black tongue. Who knew? I sure didn't. Check out THIS to learn the cause of my black tongue.
No worries, though! The black tongue is no more. I scrubbed the hell out of it with my tooth brush, and it was all pink and new again.