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Thursday, December 3, 2015

A PAEAN TO *PUPIKS or NOVEL NAVEL NOTES

*Pupik is Yiddish for belly button

 YOUR BELLY BUTTON IS ONE OF YOUR VERY FIRST SCARS.


Your belly button is formed from scar tissue left over from the umbilical cord that joined you to your mother’s placenta. Once the umbilical cord was cut, the stump that was left behind fell off, leaving you with what is now your weird, but wonderful, belly button.

OUR BELLY BUTTONS ARE CRAWLING WITH BACTERIA.













In a 2012 research paper literally 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 dark, cavernous holes.  The average person had 67 species swarming around in there.

GAZING AT OUR NAVELS WAS ONCE A FORM OF MEDITATION



According to abc.net, Greek Christian monks of Mount Athos used a specific method of “navel contemplation” called Hesychasm, which was believed to give them an  insight into divine glory. There is also a clinical term for it. Omphaloskepsis: noun.  The practice of gazing at or meditating on one's navel. 

DID YOU KNOW THE EARTH HAS A BELLY BUTTON?













According to Smithsonian.com, in the heart of Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument lives a giant pothole colloquially named the “Cosmic Navel”.  The unique landform is almost 200 feet wide, and geologists believe it may be up to 216,000 years old.















US university professors claim it’s not important whether an athlete has an ‘innie’ or an ‘outie’ but where his or her navel is in relation to the rest of the body. They say the belly-button determines the centre of gravity. According to the report published in the International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics, black people’s navels are higher than whites.  That gives them a speed advantage on the track, said the study, but holds them back in the pool.


INNIE OR OUTIE?
 











About 97% of the world's population have innies.


YOU CAN MAKE CHEESE FROM YOUR BELLY BUTTON GERMS.
















As part of a collaborative project named “Selfmade”, biologist Christina Agapakis and odor artist Sissel Tolaas teamed up to make 11 cheeses from the bacteria found in armpits, mouths, belly buttons, and toes.

SOMEONE ACTUALLY HOLDS THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR THE LARGEST LINT COLLECTION.
















In November 2000, a man named Graham Barker was officially recognised for 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.
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You know what older women have between their breasts that younger women don't?  A belly button!!----fishducky