Life is chaotic for all of us. So when it comes to mental energy, the last place you want to spend it is contemplating mysteries of the human body. Especially a part as seemingly inconsequential as the belly button.
Turns out, however, there's some really interesting trivia about navels that's handy to know.
Science is always revealing fascinating tidbits about obscure bodily functions, and belly buttons are no exception. Sure, it looks like it just sits there, completely innocuous, but things are actually going on beneath the surface.
We already know they're fun to decorate.
via: Getty ImagesBelly buttons might as well be nature's billboard. Unlike lungs or hands, they're pretty much just there. What better to do with apparently non-functional body parts than decorate them? For quite some time, they've been considered fair game for any tattoo imaginable. The results are always interesting.
If you don't want to ink it, put something through it.
via: Getty ImagesIf tattoos aren't really your cup of tea, piercings are also perfect for belly buttons. OK, it's probably not what they're intended for, but adorning them with rings and sparkly jewels is kinda fun, right? Well, as long as they don't get caught on anything. Ouch.