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Sunday, 17 June 2012

Belly Button

Your belly button (also known as the navel) is formed from scar tissue left over from the umbilical cord that connected you to your mother’s placenta.

Back in the day of the Egyptian pharaoh, only the pharaoh was allowed a belly button piercing.  If anyone else got on they would be executed.

Alfred Hitchcock was born with a belly button but at some point in his life it was surgically removed. During one of the many operations done on the British director's stomach, a doctor stretched skin over the area where the belly button used to be.

Because of TV censorship, actress Mariette Hartley was not allowed to show her belly button on Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek episode All Our Yesterdays in 1969 but later Roddenberry got even when he gave Hartley "two" belly buttons in the sci-fi movie Genesis II (1973).

Cher became the first actress to reveal her belly button on TV in 1975, when her navel was seen during an episode of The Cher Show.

You can tell twins apart by looking at their belly buttons, which are scars and not determined by genetics.

The average man has 1.8 milligrams of belly button lint in his navel at any given time.

Australian Graham Barker was officially recognized in November 2000 for possessing the largest collection of belly button lint, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Barker had collected 22.1 grams of navel lint over a sixteen year period, filling three large bottles.

The belly button of a blue whale is about 8 inches wide.

Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons.


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