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Here Are 21 Facts About Belly Buttons You Didn't Know Before!



All about that button in your belly. And some people don't even have it!

#21 Some of us don't have a Belly Button.

#21 Some of us don't have a Belly Button.

This happens due to a not so common defect in the baby called umbilical hernia. In this condition, the baby's intestines poke through the intestinal wall. And it requires a surgery, leaving the baby without a belly button.

#20 Basically a scar!

#20 Basically a scar!

Yup, that's right! It is the first scar on your body acquired after the umbilical cord is cut.

#19 Every mammal has one!

#19 Every mammal has one!

As long as a mammal isn't born from an egg, it has a belly button.

#18 A center for bacteria housing

#18 A center for bacteria housing

Belly buttons are a home to mass amounts of bacteria. According a research, there are a total of 2,368 species living in the belly button.

#17 A record for navel lint collection?!

#17 A record for navel lint collection?!

Believe it or not, there is a record holder named Graham Barker, who was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records to have collected the largest amount of Navel Lint. His collection started from, 1984.

#16 Belly piercings are dangerous

#16 Belly piercings are dangerous

Belly button piercings may look attractive to you, but the fact is that they take a very long time to heal. An average time lasts from 6 to 12 months. And if it is not properly taken care of, it can cause serious infections.

#15 Men have more junk in their belly button than women

#15 Men have more junk in their belly button than women

Men tend to have more Belly Button lint as compared to women. It is mostly because of the hair around it.

#14 Cheese from belly buttons?!

#14 Cheese from belly buttons?!

Yes, you read that right. A Dublin science gallery made cheese from belly button bacteria and also from arm pits and mouth bacteria. Quite appetizing.

#13 A center of mediation?

#13 A center of mediation?

Navel gazing is a kind of medication called Omphaloskepsis, in which people reflect on one's navel to meditate.

#12 Belly button fetishes.

#12 Belly button fetishes.

It is true,that people do have belly button fetishes and like a certain kind of belly button they find attractive in their partners.

#11 Earth's Cosmic Navel?!

#11 Earth's Cosmic Navel?!

Our Earth has its own navel, located in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. It is 200 feet wide and can go as deep as 65 feet. Imagine the amount of lint it could harbor!

#10 Dirtiest place ever.

#10 Dirtiest place ever.

Your belly button is one of the dirtiest places there even could be. From cloth lint to bacteria, everything resides in your tiny belly button.

#9 Variety

#9 Variety

Belly button piercings just increase the chances of infection.

#8 Innies and outies.

#8 Innies and outies.

There are different kinds of belly buttons and each one differs from the other. The two most common are innies and outies.

#7 Innies- the common kind.

#7 Innies- the common kind.

Innies are common. Innies are more common than outies and only 4% of the population has an outie. Actually, outies are a result of incorrectly tied umbilical cord at the time of birth.

#6 Chakras

#6  Chakras

Belly buttons can treat several alignment problems and there are many chakras in yoga related to belly buttons. And they actually work!

#5 Even sharks have belly buttons.

#5  Even sharks have belly buttons.

Sharks too are mammals and hence they also have belly buttons.

#4 Hindu tradition of belly buttons.

#4 Hindu tradition of belly buttons.

In Indian mythology, male belly buttons are very sacred since it is believed that they are born from the navel of Lord Vishnu.

#3 The most attractive belly button.

#3 The most attractive belly button.

According to a survey, the most attractive belly button is a T shaped navel.

#2 Karolina Kurkova has no belly button.

#2 Karolina Kurkova has no belly button.

Karolina Kurkoza who is known as the most attractive woman, has no belly button!

#1 All belly buttons are different.

#1 All belly buttons are different.

Each person has a different belly button compared to another, just like our finger prints.



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