10 Weird Facts About Belly Buttons

Caution: This article contains lint. Belly buttons are odd little things. It is the first scar you will ever bear and it will remain a fascination for you for the rest of your life. These are odd tales about the belly button. Enjoy.


1. Belly buttons for some, no belly buttons for others.

Sometimes people don’t have belly buttons. In rare cases a belly button doesn’t form if you are born with umbilical hernia. This deformation requires surgery and the baby if often left without a belly button hole.


2. All mammals have a belly button.

Unless they have had a umbilical hernia operated on, all mammals have a belly button. Except the ones who come from an egg (like a platypus). No need for old mate belly button then.

3. Omphalophobia: The fear of belly buttons.

Omphalophobia is the fear of belly buttons or having your belly button touched. Some people who suffer from it suffer at the sight of a belly button. It invokes a feeling that the umbilical cord is still attached to internal organs. Which it is not. Everyone calm down.


4. Belly button piercing take a very long time to heal.

You will have to wait approx 6 – 12 months for a belly button piercing to heal completely. Thank goodness this is not a popular thing to do anymore.


5. Men have more lint in their belly button (well that’s obvious)

Men gather more lint in their belly button because of their navel hair. Also if you have a gaping belly button hole it’s harder to clean. So there is one benefit to having an outie. There is no other benefit.

6. Belly Button hair world record breaker.

Graham Barker was in the Guinness World Record holder for having the largest collection of belly button lint. He legit would pick the crap that came out of his innie and save it in jars. What the hell Graham…what the sweet hell?


7. People have belly button fetishes.

Some people are attracted to belly button holes. There was a study conducted and it showed that people’s most preferred shape was a innie “T” shape.


8. You can make cheese from the bacteria in your belly hole.

A science gallery in Dublin made cheeses out of peoples belly button, toe and armpit bacteria. Ewwww.

9. Belly button meditation.

Belly button meditation was the contemplation of ones navel and it was used to calm the soul.


10.  Earth has a belly button.

“The Cosmic Navel” is located in Utah, it is 2000 ft wide and 65 ft deep.