Y es, you heard it right, we are talking about belly buttons. These might look to be very normal and uninteresting subject to discuss, but what if I told you they are very odd and mysterious in their own self. Don' t believe me, check ' em out for yourself.
With extremely low improbability, these are the first of scars that we acquire. After the umbilical cord is cut, for most of us, it is the first wound and this little thing left is the scar. Many mammals, especially monkey/ape family have belly buttons.
Few of us and in other animals too, the belly button fades completely, without a trace.
A study suggests that at an average 60-70 species of bacteria resides in a normal person's belly button and more than 2400 species have been identified to be living in belly buttons.
Lint. Yes the crappy piece of cloth, hair and dead skin, is the one thing you'll always find there growing. It's the hair, if you are looking for a solution, remove them from around there.
Graham Barker holds the record for the collection of lint from the belly button. He's been collecting since 1984.
Greek Monks from Mount Athos did that and can't say about divine insight and knowledge, but they certainly had aching necks.
Naval gazing has a technical term.
Some people have a strong lustful attraction towards belly buttons and it's very common among masses. There even have been cases of psychotic behavior related to the obsessions.
The monument hosts a pothole, famously known as the Cosmic Navel. It's more than 200 thousand years old.
Apart from that of armpits, mouths and toes, a total of 11 different kinds of cheese had been made. Wonder who ate it, would you?