What You Think About Piercing

There are a couple of polls on this site about body piercing, and here are some comments in response to those. Remember, there is no way of checking if they were telling the truth!

Polls

Comments

  • Who on earth would pierce their genitals or nipples?!
  • That there are more people with their genitals pierced than lips or eye brows, is really gross.
  • Body piercing is a trendy thing – it will pass and then there will be all sorts of freaky people with infectious holes in their bodies. Gross-like tattoos.
  • I think that it is that type of closed mindedness that is the cause for ignorance and uneeded conflict. I among many other people love to peirce. I find it mentally and spiritually freeing. And it is not just a trend that will “leave people with infected holes” that is an ignorant statement! Peircing has been document as early as man has existed. Please do not stereotype people, I have peircings and am currently in my 6th year as a working anthropologist. Descrimination without knowledge equals ignorance. Please try not to look down on people simply  because they don’t fit into an extra small old navy pullover. I think that, with so many moms (and grandmothers) getting double piercings in their ears, it’s hardly radical for your teen to want earrings.
  • I had my ears pierced by my Mom with an ice cube and a needle!
  • I think that piercing is fun. How many do their own? I did two of my own
  • I have my hand web pierced (the area between the thumb and index finger).
  • Wow! more people have nothing pierced than I thought! Having nothing pierced is the way to be.
  • Wow! that just sounded really retarded. No piercings may be ok for you. But don’t speak for everyone else. Piercings have been apart of humans since we were on all fours.
  • I personally think that piercings are great. even tho people disagree with them i just like the idea of having them. i think that the more random and wierd the piercing is the better it lokks. in time im thinking of getting my web pierced for the simple fact that it is a really cool piercing and nobody in my town has it so it would be quite a new thing to get done.
  • I think nipple piercing and genital piercings are really cool. I have 4 genitals & 2 nipple piercings myself
  • Yeah I’ve got 5 piercings, I’ve done 3 of them myself. I double pierced my ears myself, with a needle and that’s it, didn’t hurt, and did my [private part]. I also did my belly button but took it out, I don’t know, for me its a rebellion thing because my parents were like no you can’t get your belly button or ears double pierced, so I did them myself.
  • I have to agree with the first comment on genital and nipple piercing as I have both nipples and two genital piercings. I think that piercings in these areas are a cool thing to have. Being a guy, I prefer them on ladies but see no harm in guys enjoying some of the body arts too.

Moving Your Ears

THESE COMMENTS ARE IN RESPONSE TO THE POLL ABOUT CAN YOU WIGGLE YOUR EARS?

  • i can independently wiggle either of my ears, no problem. i can raise one eyebrow while lowering the other with either side, but raising the left is a bit harder.
  • We should start a support group of some kind. Or an elitist group. Yea we should look down upon the non-wigglers.
  • I can wiggle each ear independently of the other on command (and with great control) or I can wiggle them together.
  • I wiggle my ears without moving my eyebrows. I can also move my hairline. I learned by smiling in front of my mirror in my room when I was a kid.
  • i have a fetish for wiggling ears.
  • I took a poll at church; asked everyone who could wiggle ears to raise hand, about 1/3 did; most interesting a guy, his sister, and her daughter all raised their hands.

  • I can wiggle my ears but I have a problem. I have recently learned how to wiggle them independently of one another. Since I am such I sexy kid, I wanted to see how I looked wiggling my ears. My ears stick out so that’s good. I can wiggle my left one perfectly no mistakes. But to wiggle my right one I always raise my right eyebrow. Can anybody help me? I always practice at school but I can’t figure it out.
  • I can wiggle my ears simultaneously or independently. I know this kid at my school who is always wiggling his ears when he isn’t talking. But when he wiggles his ear, he has to raise his right eyebrow to make them go up. He can make them move independently now. Also when he wiggles them, his scalp just like dances around like crazy. It’s fun to watch.
  • Ear-wiggling solely relies on training the appropriate muscles, so in theory anyone could move their ears, once they figure out to work those muscles. Ear-wiggling has nothing to do with genetics (unlike being able to tongue-rolling).
  • I am the king of ear wiggling!  (Got that going for me!)  I can do one at a time and I can do it without scalp movement.  I also happen to be doing research for a novel about other unusual movement of body parts. Don’t know if you can help – do you know of any other body parts some people can move but others can not?
  • How many different ways to move ears are possible? I’ve only met two other people who can do it, but I wiggle mine up and down, one of them wiggles his backwards, and the other wiggles his sort of diagonally up and back.
  • My 6 year old son just discovered he could wiggle his ears …I think it is so cool, but why can he do it and my other 2 kids can’t?????? I do wonder if it is something to do with ear infections, he has had his share…..and tubes too. Just curious.
  • I am the only one can wiggle my ears in my whole family. I wondor why is that? I don’t know anyone else who can do it. I want to meet people who can wiggle thier ears too.
  • I can wiggle ears independently. I asked everyone in my school who could wiggle their ears and only 2 could wiggle them independently not including me.
  • I can wiggle my ears at the same time or separately. I can only move them up and down not across.
  • How many can wiggle their ears independently of each other?
  • My Honey thinks it’s cute when I wiggle my ears!
  • I started wiggling my ear then my nose then both together then all three….ears, nose, and eyebrows
  • My hairline moves too
  • My ears are crooked.
  • Why can some wiggle their ears and others cant- I can but my kids cannot.
  • My twin and me can wiggle our ears independently
  • Je peux bouger mes deux oreilles et la gauche independamment de la droite (I can move my two ears and the left independent of the right-hand side)
  • I can wiggle my ears simultaneously or separately as can my son and my daughter. I can’t help but wonder if it is hereditary?
  • This is a question for everyone who said yes on the poll. Is it easier to wiggle your ears after you have gotten a haircut? That’s how it is for me. I think that your scalp just gets a little lighter.
  • My son can wiggle his ears very well. He got really big ones from me. If ear wiggling is hereditary then how come my son is a wiggler but I am not?
  • I can wiggle my ears back and forwards. I have never met anyone else who can do this. Pleased I’m not a freak!!!!
  • I can move my right ear, but you guys need to find something better to do with your time then talk about it online.
  • I can wiggle my ears but my whole family can’t.

The Rich History of Body Piercing

Body Piercing : Almost as Old as Mankind

Although piercing parts of the body – other than the ears – may seem to be a recent fashion and lifestyle trend, body piercing actually has a rich history that dates back to ancient times. Whether as a means of personal expression, to designate societal standing, or as part of religious ritual, body piercing has been around almost as long as mankind.

Navel piercing: Although navel piercing is extremely popular today, in the ancient Egyptian civilization only the royal family was allowed to pierce their belly buttons – and anyone who broke this rule would be executed!

Nostril piercing: A passage from Genesis in the Bible’s Old Testament says, “…The man took out a gold nose ring….” Originating in the Middle East over 4,000 years ago, nostril piercing is still practiced by Bedouins today. Husbands present their wives with a ring at marriage, and the size of the ring denotes a family’s wealth. The practice traveled from the Middle East to India in the 17th century, where the type of jewel worn in the nose would designate social standing. Today, Indian women typically pierce their left nostril, in a spot associated with easing the pain of childbirth. Nostril piercing traveled to the West in the late 1960s, when young people searching for spiritual enlightenment in India returned home. Punk rockers and their followers adopted the practice in the 1970s, and it was revived again in the 1990s.

Tongue piercing: Tongue piercing was practiced by Aztec and Mayan priests and shamans, in the belief that it would help them better communicate with their gods.

Ear piercing: A passage from Exodus in the Bible’s Old Testament says, “He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl.” The oldest mummy ever found, dating back five centuries, had his ear pierced, and there is evidence that, over two centuries ago, people living on the Island of Cyprus pierced their ears. Tribes in South America and Africa would pierce their ears and stretch the holes; the larger the hole, the greater the person’s stature in the tribe. Everyone from the Romans to the Tlingit tribe in Alaska viewed ear piercing as a sign of wealth and stature. Even sailors pierced their ears, in the belief that it gave them better eyesight.

Lip piercing: Historically, Aztecs and Mayan men underwent labret piercing and wore ornamental gold labrets to distinguish themselves as members in high social standing. Among some African tribes, lip piercing carried religious significance, while others perceived labrets as beautiful body adornment, and for still others, it was part of the rite of betrothal.

About The Author
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Nose Shape Comments

THESE COMMENTS ARE IN RESPONSE TO THE POLL ABOUT The Shape of Your Nose?

Here is a selection of comments about this poll:

  • It would be interesting to know if types of noses are indicative of origins
  • My nose has a line that goes all the way down but then it is in the middle of two humps.
  • My nose is a perfect rectangle
  • My dad’s is exactly flat
  • My nose is a normal nose!!!
  • I can flare my nostrils at will.
  • I am half french + have the typical french nose
  • I may have a large nose, but at least I have a good sense of smell!
  • I also think that every body is different don’t judge it.
  • my nose is circular (roundshape). Can you give me massage tips to sharpen my nose?
  • Ever noticed that successful personalities have straight noses? Straight noses mean symmetry – and good feng shui.
  • Big nose means big other parts too, and vice versa … at least that’s what old Greeks
    and Romans believed … So girls … 🙂

Nose Wiggle Comments

THESE COMMENTS ARE IN RESPONSE TO THE POLL ABOUT Can You Wiggle Your Nose?

The results of this poll indicate that there are quite a few very talented people out there.

Comments

  • I can wiggle my nose and also flare my nostrils together. My wife and kids get a kick out of it.
  • I can wiggle it and have done it all of my life unconciously when I am nervous. It is a real curse because I look like an idiot.
  • I know someone that can wiggle their nose but their scalp sort of wiggles too! It’s hilarious.
  • Hello, i can wiggle my nose, my mother can and my untie (my mothers sister). Is it normal?  Everyone laughs at it, its fun to have espeacially if theres no conversation, i just wiggle my nose and people start laughing, lol.  I wanna meet someone else tht can do it, do u know anyone?Why can some people do it and some can’t?  cse i never practiced? i have been able to do it since for ever. I wish i could make money out of wiggeling me nose, you got any ideas?

Left Handed Comments

These comments are in response to the poll about are you left handed?

The results of this poll were quite surprising in the number of people that can use both hands for many things. Have a look at voters comments and other lefty links below.

Comments

  • I get the best of both worlds but in sport I dont like being the odd one out so I always play right sided.
  • I’m a ambedectris people ask me Which hand is stonger I say left but still it’s funny when the teacher calls me up to the board and all my classmates look at me as I write with both hands but I’m mostly a lefty!!!! GO LEFTYS ANYONE A LEFTY BECAUSE LEFTYS ROCK!!!!
  • I’m right handed. Known for been more creative, with famous people like jimmy hendrix and matt groaning.
  • Interesting, but not very scientific. I notice a disproportionately large number of gay men and of computer programmers are left-handed.
  • I can turn off & on the bathtub faucet with either foot.
  • I was a fully left handed but living in the wrong world made me like this
  • do archery left handed and fencing, but eating and bowling right handed. Tennis ambidextrous!
  • Hmmm i thing a lot of people overstimate their ability to be ambidextrous. I can actually write ,play pool, football and eat with both hands. but i didnt know up to today someone able to write the same with both hands other than me. Nonetheless, the poll says >10% are ambidextrous. I reckon thats wishfull thinking.

Belly Button Comments

Why do some people have an “outee” and others have an “innee” belly button? Some theories are that if the doctor tied a bad knot, or the knot was tied too far away from the body, you would get an “outee”. However, there is not knot tying. The doctor puts on a clip, cuts the cord, then it is a wait until the umbilical cord dries and falls off. Sometimes an “outee” will develop if the baby has a hernia at the site.

These comments relate to the poll about the shape of your belly button.

Some of the comments from voters in this poll include the following:

  • Shall we call the innees the belly hole and the outees the real belly button?
  • outies are ugly.
  • What exactly happens to a person that causes them to have an “outie”?
  • outies are sexy
  • What about teenie in betweenie? LOL That is what I have always heard about belly buttons … do you have an innee or an outee or a teenie in betweenie?!!!
  • I have an outtie but it doesn’t protrude out.
  • I have an outee and it never has bothered me. It’s so tiny like that size of a tapioca pudding bead. It’s kind of cute and makes me feel unique.You can’t even tell unless you look closely.
  • my belly button sticks out almost 2 inches
  • My bellybutton is an innie that looks like a knot was tied into the center of it.  It’s not too easy to see, but when I’m playing with my bellybutton I can see it.
  • When women get pregnant their belly buttons stick out, what about women with innies … what happens seriously!! i’m dying to know ;o)
  • Hi there, about your belly button poll(s), I have a belly button which is neither an “innie” or an “outie”, it is referred to as “flush”? Have you ever come across this before?
  • i have an outie and i love bb….i love to play with them.
  • i have an outie, its dome shped and very sensitive to the touch. i love my belly button.
  • I don’t like my bb. It’s very ugly and i don’t have confidence when i touch it or see it in the mirror or when i take photo with my mini-jupe. I hate it and i don’t know what to do. When i see people with innies, it makes me sad, cause i want to have innie but i don’t know what should i do… Can anyone give me a suggest?
  • i luv my outee bb its like a smooth ball of skin. descrb urs

 

Knuckle Cracking Comments

These comments are in reply to the Knuckle Cracking Poll.

What is the long term consequences of cracking your knuckles, and why does it happen?

It is the perennial question – Is it safe to crack your knuckles? Does it cause arthritis? The good news is that cracking your knuckles is not as bad as most people think. The cracking sound is made when bubbles burst in the synovial fluid surrounding the joints. Constant knuckle cracking may cause some damage, such as stretching the ligaments surrounding the joints and decreasing grip strength – but not arthritis!

The things we have yet to learn! Here is what some of you are saying.

COMMENTS

  • I cannot crack my knuckles. One time, I pulled my finger back a got a small pop, but I usually can’t do it. I was wondering why I can’t crack my knuckles, and why other people can crack them so easily. My friends laugh at me since I can’t do it.
  • I always crack my knuckles and I want to stop, but it feels so good how can I?
  • I NEED 2 Stop Cracking my fingers! I Have had the problem for 6 years and I am 13 years old! please … Help.
  • I constantly crack my knuckles, have been doing since I was a small child … I’m amazed that I can pop my knuckles and within minutes I am doing it again … drives all those around me nuts but its a habit and doing it makes me feel better … I have yet met anyone who can out pop me …
  • I have been cracking my knuckles since I was 4 and I am 12 now …I CAN’T STOP!!! Help!!! I can crack all my fingers and my toes and my ankles etc …I can crack two knuckles in each finger and three in each thumb!!! There are only two knuckles in your thumb!!! AARRGGHH!!!
  • I have been cracking my knuckles for a while. I also can crack my neck. It all started when I started going to the chiropractor who did the initial cracking. Since then I can easily crack my neck and hands and I have developed a mild case of arthritis at the age of 17.
  • I crack everything u can crack: back, neck, knees, ankles, toes, wrists, elbows, and fingers … I’ve looked it up heaps, and I don’t think there actually is any problem of cracking bones … so I’m happy.

Benefits of Chewing Your Food

THIS POST IS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE FOOD CHEWING POLL – HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU CHEW – ARE YOU NORMAL?

Chewing your food at least 20 times for each mouthful helps with the digestion process by enabling your saliva to mix with and properly break down food.

There are enzymes in saliva that can start the digestion process even before the food gets to the stomach

Properly chewed food that’s well-coated with saliva also travels down the esophageus more easily. This is important as dry food can stick to the walls of your esophageus, which can create problems when swallowing.

When the food reaches the stomach, well-coated food can be easily broken down by the gastric acids that are release by the stomach. Well digested food will mean that the nutrients in the food will be better absorbed. Also, “under-chewed” food can cause bloating and flatulence.

Chew Your Food

Chew Your Food, an article by Dave Saunders

This post is a supplement to the food chewing poll – how many times do you chew – are you normal?

I am going to share with you possibly the most important piece of advice you will ever receive about nutrition. This piece of advice is not about supplementation. It is not about what you should be eating. However this piece of advice affects every other dietary choice that you make.

Are you ready?

Chew your food!

Chewing is the first step of the digestive process. The fancy word for it is mastication. What it means is that what you put in your mouth is ground up into smaller pieces and mixed with some digestive enzymes to begin the digestive process.

What is the digestive process? To understand the process, it’s best to first understand the purpose. The purpose of digestion is to extract beneficial materials from what you eat and expel the rest. This process involves breaking down your food into smaller and smaller pieces. When some of those pieces are small enough they are absorbed into your bloodstream. Other components, like insoluble fiber, continue on through your intestines and help to expel other waste products and to clean the surfaces of your intestines.

So what does this have to do with chewing? If you do not properly to your food, what you have eaten will go through your digestive system as large pieces of food. You do not have teeth anywhere else in your body. After you swallow your food, there are no other opportunities to break up large pieces of food. The acid from your stomach and the enzymes from your small intestine will only be able to act on the exposed surfaces. Chewing properly is the only way to grind up your food so that it is small enough to allow the rest of your digestive system to extract as many of the available nutrients as possible.

So the next time you eat, put a little thought into the first step of digestion. Chew your food.

About The Author
Dave Saunders is a certified nutritional educator, wellness coach and author. He is also the host of a weekly, nation-wide telephone lecture on health and nutrition.