There is a good chance that you rarely think about your belly button. However, you do know that your belly button exists as that is the area where the umbilical cord was attached to you when you were a fetus growing in your mother’s womb. Therefore, once the cord was cut, the belly button formed after the cord’s remainder fell off.
That is one fact you already know about your navel area. What about other strange things about it? Let’s go over eight weird points about your belly button that you likely never knew.
There Are Only 10 Percent Of People That Have Outies
If you ever had someone take a survey of a group of your friends or classmates back in the day by taking a poll for those who had innies or outies, chances are no one answered that they had outies. Or maybe one or two others answered that. That is because only 10 percent of individuals have outies, and the rest of anyone else has innies. Why is that? You will learn about that one later.
The Way The Cord Is Cut Does Not Depend On The Belly Button’s Shape
You think that the type of belly button you have is determined by how the cord is cut. However, that has no bearing on whether or not you have an innie or an outie. No correlation has ever been found that way. And you have to remember that the entire cord isn’t cut off other than separating the baby from the placenta. The rest of the cord falls off which does not determine how the navel area turns out.
Your Belly Button Type Was Determined Before Your Birth
You thought for so long that the way the cord was cut depended on whether or not you would end up with an innie or an outie. However, the matter is that it is determined while you are developing in the womb. That all depends on how the skin grows around the cord while you were still in the womb. And if the skin folds in, then you will end up with an innie after the healing process. If it folds out, then that is how an outie happens.
Pregnancy Can Cause An Innie To Turn Into An Outie
During pregnancy, that is the time when the body goes through so many changes. And one of the changes a pregnant woman goes through is how the belly button turns out. The belly expands, and then it makes sense that the belly button would be pushed outward in the third trimester when the growing baby is at its largest.
A Perfect Navel Does Not Exist
Perfection really is not realistic unless it involves a test you take and you get a 100 percent on that. Otherwise, there is no such thing as perfection. Plastic surgeons have determined that the best navels are vertically shaped with hooding that is superior. However, other than that, there is no perfect navel around.
Navel Surgery Is Common
Some people think the perfect navel exists, which is why belly button restructuring is very common. Often when people get tummy tucks is when they have their navel areas taken care of. They think the best navel will make them more attractive, and that all depends on the eye of the beholder who agrees.
Humans Are Not The Only Mammals That Have Belly Buttons
Have you wondered why you cannot see your dog’s belly button or cat’s navel area? That is because the area is covered in fur. However, mammals develop in their mother’s wombs and therefore, they have cords attached to placentas. The cords are cut off by the mothers biting them off, and the rest falls off over time. However, with fur growing over it, it is not a surprise that people wonder if mammals have belly buttons. They do.
The Lint In Your Belly Button Comes From Clothing
Your belly button is a magnet for dirt, debris, and lint, which is why it is essential to clean it out. The lint you see in the navel area comes from the clothing you wear. And you will want to clean it out by using a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol and gently clean it that way. And then take another swab to wet in water and gently remove the alcohol from your naval. Do that a few times a week in the shower, so keep it clean.
Now you know about some interesting facts about the belly button that you never likely knew before. Again, make sure you clean yours up!