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Thu Jul 10, 2014, 11:15 PM

 

In praise of Belly Buttons

"All placental mammals have a navel, and it is quite conspicuous in humans."

I was going to post some pictures, but after googling images of belly
buttons I lost my affection for navel gazing.

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Reply In praise of Belly Buttons (Original post)
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 OP
PoliticAverse Jul 2014 #1
cui bono Jul 2014 #2
Name removed Jul 2014 #3
rocktivity Jul 2014 #4
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #7
Uncle Joe Jul 2014 #5
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #13
Uncle Joe Jul 2014 #15
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #16
NightWatcher Jul 2014 #6
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #10
NightWatcher Jul 2014 #12
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #14
rug Jul 2014 #8
Warren DeMontague Jul 2014 #18
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #20
Warren DeMontague Jul 2014 #33
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #38
Warren DeMontague Jul 2014 #40
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #43
rug Jul 2014 #27
Warren DeMontague Jul 2014 #34
rug Jul 2014 #35
Warren DeMontague Jul 2014 #37
rug Jul 2014 #39
bobduca Jul 2014 #9
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #11
libodem Jul 2014 #32
Tommy_Carcetti Jul 2014 #21
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #28
Warren DeMontague Jul 2014 #17
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #19
Tierra_y_Libertad Jul 2014 #22
libodem Jul 2014 #25
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #29
XRubicon Jul 2014 #23
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #30
Warren DeMontague Jul 2014 #41
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #42
Warren DeMontague Jul 2014 #44
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #45
Warren DeMontague Jul 2014 #46
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #47
libodem Jul 2014 #24
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #31
Tetris_Iguana Jul 2014 #26
Solly Mack Jul 2014 #36
kentauros Jul 2014 #48
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #49

Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 11:18 PM

1. Let the innie vs outie wars begin... n/t

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 11:43 PM

2. My nephew's belly button was a perfect spiral for a long time.

I wish I had taken a really nice, artistic photo of it. It's not like that anymore.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 11:49 PM

4. Actually, you CAN be born without a navel

Strange but true: Babies born with no belly button

Early in pregnancy, the umbilical cord is attached to the baby internally, not externally. Around the 11th week, the abdominal wall should seal off the intestines, leaving just a small hole for the umbilical cord. Later, the abdominal muscles should grow together, sealing it off entirely and creating what we call the belly button.

An omphalocele occurs when this process doesn't happen the way it's supposed to. In contrast with gastroschisis, abdominal organs may protrude in addition to the intestines, and whatever protrudes is encased in a lining. "Imagine a piece of cloth with a big hole in it," Qureshi says, "and then imagine putting a sock through the hole. That sock is the lining, and the intestines [and other organs] are inside the sock."

Doctors repair the omphalecele surgically or, in some cases, using a technique called "painting," in which the lining is dried off with betadyne or a similar material, allowing the skin to grow over it. This is usually followed up with surgery to repair the muscle when the child is a little older. "Babies with omphaloceles definitely do not have belly buttons, so generally we try to fashion something to give the appearance of one," says Timmapuri...

Therefore, while all navels are bellybuttons, not all bellybuttons are navels.


rocktivity (split innie)

P.S. There happens to be a very successful fashion model with this condition -- her belly buttons have to be Photoshopped in!

P.P.S. Don't throw away your extra bellybuttons -- put them in the navel reserve!

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:32 AM

7. you win the thread for the extra bellybuttons suggestion.

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 11:55 PM

5. Don't sell navel gazing short, navels are profound marked connections to our mothers, their mothers

and their mothers before them all the way back to the first severed umbilical cord.

They are scars of our eternal history, a reminder that we're all connected as a matter of coming into this world and with each other.


Thanks for the thread, Voice for Peace.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:42 AM

13. That is a fine and commendable post.

 

I regret googling "belly button" images because I now have a horrid
mental picture. Don't do it.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:52 AM

15. Just always strive to remember this.

You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, just don't pick your friend's nose.

Perhaps that will help you get the image of the belly buttons out of your head.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 02:13 AM

16. ack, now I have a disturbing image in both sides of my brain

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 11:58 PM

6. Quick, go look at old paintings of Adam & Eve

Why are they depicted with belly buttons?



(Sent from phone, too lazy to find pics and post)

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:36 AM

10. aha.. well, I suspect they were photoshopped in, after they had kids

 

so the boys would look more like their mom & dad, who were not of woman born.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:42 AM

12. When peddling bullshit, it's the little details that kill you

Nice find with the pics.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:46 AM

14. when I googled Adam and Eve Bellybuttons I got "About 32,800 results (0.39 seconds)"

 

Most of them seem to be posing the question as to whether Adam
and Eve had bellybuttons, and if so, why?

You are absolutely right, it's the small overlooked details that trip you up.
But I am guessing there are at least 32.,800 people who question the tale.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:33 AM

8. I cut my daughter's cord. It was so rubbery.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 02:45 AM

18. indeed. You know that little part after the clamp that dries up and falls off?

Okay, so one day I'm changing a diaper and am like "hey, it's gone... Where'd it go?" Oh well. Looked around for a while, then sort of forgot about it...

Until a few days later, unloading the washing machine, and I'm all what? No one eats pork rinds in this family, what the.... Oh man ewwwwwwwww.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:12 AM

20. You should have considered it might have enrolled in the Navel Academy

 

where rubbery cords learn to become navels.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 03:31 PM

33. Half the time I can't even find my Dinghy

....what?

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #33)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 03:48 PM

38. have you looked in the Otherlands?

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #38)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 04:04 PM

40. you mean discussionist?

or the lounge?

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #40)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 04:12 PM

43. I meant the Otherlands, where lost dinghies are found, sometimes, but not often.

 

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:26 PM

27. We become such sentimentalists when we become fathers.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 03:32 PM

34. Nah. I threw that thing out.

I'm all for baby books, but... really.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #34)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 03:35 PM

35. I shouldn't tell you this but

 

I have in my sock drawer my daughter's first diaper. All dried out now.

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Response to rug (Reply #35)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 03:47 PM

37. You're right.

You shouldn't have told me that.



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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #37)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 03:49 PM

39. Don't ask me about their teeth.

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:34 AM

9. But what about the platypi ?!?!?

"Platypus Enjoys Getting Its Belly Rubbed"
http://cheezburger.com/7856740352




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Response to bobduca (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:39 AM

11. ohhhh sorry platypi

 

next thread: In Praise of Platypies and other Mammals of Egg Hatched.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 01:10 PM

32. Oh, the fur and feathers don't mix escapades

My dad,.liked to argue religion with a preacher who used to come by and visit him. They once had the duck bill argument.

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Response to bobduca (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:12 AM

21. I myself am a huge fan of the platypus.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #21)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:47 PM

28. now I am a fan of the pppppppplatypus song too.

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 02:40 AM

17. Hello, sailor

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:07 AM

19. in praise of Naval?

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:31 AM

22. Does God have a belly button? If so, why?

 

How to get a glare from the priest.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:09 PM

25. Of courrrrse

You've heard it before:"Holy Mother of God".

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Response to libodem (Reply #25)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:51 PM

29. Is the Holy Mother of God Jesus' grandmother?

 

or is it a case of

"
an old fella up the road told my husband that we should not casterate the new calf cause when he is around 9months old her will have her pregnant again...are there any issues with a male calf getting his mother pregnant??

if he was to impregnate her and she fell preg it would only be 9months from her birthing him..is that too close between pregnancies?
thanks for any help

"

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:38 AM

23. What was that? Did you know *my* belly button is an inney?

*I* was born with the best belly button. *I* have scheduled a photo shoot, *I* will post the picture later.

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Response to XRubicon (Reply #23)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:52 PM

30. There have been rumors swirling about your bellybutton, and I was hoping you would post some pics.

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #30)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 04:06 PM

41. rumors... I think that may just be lint

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #41)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 04:11 PM

42. thanks for several laughs so far today, in addition to a little head scratching

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #42)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 04:14 PM

44. Sorry. I'm usually not this non-linear



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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #44)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 04:17 PM

45. That's about right, for today, although everything may change with this Super Moon.

 

In his book The Secret Life, Dalí wrote teasingly of his demand to know why, when he asked for a grilled lobster in a restaurant, he was never presented with a boiled telephone.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #45)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 04:21 PM

46. I like Super Moon's girlfriend

You know, Lois Lune.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #46)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 04:21 PM

47. stop it you are killing me

 

:diedlaughing:

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:06 PM

24. Here is my best bellybutton meme

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Response to libodem (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:54 PM

31. they simply were not of woman born, nor ripp'd untimely from Her womb,

 

nor was there a Navel Reserve at that time,
so bellybuttons could not possibly have been available.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:14 PM

26. Get Thee to the Greatest Page!

After all, we'd be nowhere without them.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 03:38 PM

36. I like belly buttons.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 04:26 PM

48. For some odd reason,

djinn don't have belly buttons, either:











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Response to kentauros (Reply #48)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:05 PM

49. curious and curiouser.

 

<-- (my vision these days)

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