Friday, July 8th, 2011
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Your Belly Button Contains Multitudes

"Scientists have found 1,400 strains of bacteria lurking in human belly buttons. The discovery was made during a study in which 95 volunteers allowed a team of microbiologists to gaze at their navels and take swabs from inside their belly buttons. When the team behind the project checked the samples against a database of existing bacteria, they found 662 unrecognised strains, which might even be new species."

What's in YOUR belly button? Tell us in the comments!

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The discovery was made during a study in which 95 volunteers allowed a team of microbiologists to gaze at their navels and take swabs from inside their belly buttons.

Curiously, this was also how Twitter came about.

That question is just begging for a new Jim Behrle piece.

ejcsanfran (#489)

Mine dispenses Purell.

dado (#102)

I wonder if any of them were outties.

Aloysius (#1,808)

About 4 years of my life.

Mine dispenses Pez.

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