Everyone has a belly button, so it isn’t really something we take a lot of time to think about. We get about as far as being curious if we have an “innie” or an “outie”, but that’s about the extent of our interest in our belly buttons.
But here are some really weird or interesting facts about belly buttons that will get you thinking!
1. Belly buttons are technically scars
Belly buttons are scar tissue from the umbilical cord. When the umbilical cord is cut, you’re left will a small stump of skin and when that falls off you’re left with a belly button.
2. Some people don’t have them
Occasionally, belly button scars will fade to the point of being almost non-existent!
3. They have lots of bacteria!
Science has found that belly buttons house up to 2300 different kinds of bacteria!
4. Dudes & belly button fluff!
People with hairy tummies are more likely to get belly button lint (or fluff). This is because lint is primarily made up of hair, skin cells, and fibres – things which are linked directly to the amount of hair on a person’s body.
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