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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a selection of freaky tongue images. It is not just whether it is long or short – it is what you can do with it. Some of these images were sent to me, others I have just had copies for a while. Sorry if they are your tongues and you don’t want them shown to the world. If you have a tongue that you would like to show off, I would love to feature them on this site too.
We asked people how ticklish they are. Some people may not react at all to any tickling, while very ticklish people often start laughing with just the thought of being tickled. below are some examples of extreme reactions to tickling.
A couple of minutes of tickling, makes you laugh too but I just wanted them to stop!
A group tickle attack
A grown man getting tickled. See how the girl doing the tickling is enjoying it more then he is.