See Here: 10 Disturbing Facts About Belly Buttons

#1 Your Belly Button Is Your First Scar
Your belly button is formed from scar tissue left over from the umbilical cord that connected you to your mother’s placenta. Once the umbilical cord was cut, the nub that was left behind fell off, leaving you with what is now your strange, but beautiful, belly button.

#2 Our Belly Buttons Flourish With Bacteria
In a 2012 research paper actually titled “A Jungle in There”, scientists investigated the biological diversity found in 60 belly buttons and identified a total of 2,368 different species living within those strange, ominous holes.
The average person had about 67 species of bacteria crawling around in there.

#3 A Handful Of Mammals Have No Belly Button At All!
Researcher Stacy Hackner explains that all placental mammals start with a belly button. However, most of these mammals (and certain humans) have their navels hidden by fur, fade over time, or have a thin scar or tiny bump instead.

#4 If You’re A Male, Older, Hairy, And Have An “Innie”, You May Be More Likely To Have Lint In Your Belly Button
In a study by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki for ABC Science, Kruszelnicki tested lint samples from participants and asked them to shave their belly hair to see if this prevented lint from collecting inside. Results found that lint is formed from a mix of clothing fibers, hair, and skin cells, and that lint formation is linked to hairiness, since belly hair essentially pulls fibers into the navel.

#5 Someone Actually Holds The Guinness World Record For The Largest Lint Collection
In November of 2000, Graham Barker was officially recognized for possessing the largest collection of belly button lint, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Barker has collected navel lint since 1984, filling three large bottles. (Yuck!)

#6 Some People Used To Gaze At Their Navels As A Form Of Meditation
Greek Christian monks of Mount Athos used a particular method of “navel contemplation” called Hesychasm, which was believed to give them a broader insight into divine glory. (And a sore neck)

#7 “Omphaloskepsis”
Is the technical term for navel-gazing. How long can you stare at a belly button for?

#8 Belly Button Fetishes Are A Real Thing
A study by Gert Heilbrunn published in a 1975 issue of The Psychoanalytic Quarterly looked at a 27-year-old man’s fascination with belly buttons, specifically the kind that stuck out. The man was so obsessed with “outies” that he tried (on two occasions) to fashion his very own “outie”, once with a razor blade (from which he almost bled to death) and again with a threaded needle. According to the report, the man felt no pain during the latter procedure “until his ecstasy had waned through the ensuing masturbatory orgasm." What a beautiful story.

#9 Belly Button Cheese?!
As part of a collaborative project named “Selfmade”, biologist Christina Agapakis and artist Sissel Tolaas teamed up to make 11 cheeses from the bacteria found in armpits, mouths, belly buttons, and toes. (If this isn't making you hungry; we're not sure what will!)

#10 Earth's Belly Button
According to Smithsonian, in the heart of Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument lives a giant pothole appropriately named the “Cosmic Navel”. The wondrous landform is almost 200 feet wide and geologists believe it may be up to 216,000 years old!


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