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Revealed: the secrets of belly button fluff

March 5, 2009 | Comment icon 24 comments



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A chemist has discovered the true nature behind one of the most perplexing mysteries of our age - where on earth does belly button fluff actually come from ?
After three years of research, Georg Steinhauser, a chemist, has discovered a type of body hair that traps stray pieces of lint and draws them into the navel. Dr Steinhauser made his discovery after studying 503 pieces of fluff from his own belly button. Chemical analysis revealed the pieces of fluff were not made up of only cotton from clothing. Wrapped up in the lint were also flecks of dead skin, fat, sweat and dust. "


Source: The Telegraph | Comments (24)


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Comment icon #15 Posted by clubfoot 14 years ago
Perhaps Biff could climb in with the socks and video tape for us Good call!! Washer, dryer or both? I wonder how big Biff is, I might have to buy a bigger washing machine, I've only got a 5 kg top loader.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Oen Anderson 14 years ago
I suppose this is the same principele that causes fumunda cheese!
Comment icon #17 Posted by SpIdErCyDe 14 years ago
I wonder who paid for that study . I’m hoping to get a million dollar grant to study where single socks go when left in the dryer, anyone want to join my research team?. I was thinking of proposing an interdimensional study to track down the precise spacial anomaly that somehow causes the tv remote and my car keys to dissappear when needed at the worst possible times. That may run hand in hand with the sock goblins as well.
Comment icon #18 Posted by clubfoot 14 years ago
I was thinking of proposing an interdimensional study to track down the precise spacial anomaly that somehow causes the tv remote and my car keys to dissappear when needed at the worst possible times. That may run hand in hand with the sock goblins as well. An interdimensional study may not be necessary. I propose that we first review Biff's video taping of the washer and dryer, we may well find the remote and the car keys in there as well as the single socks. If not, then I support your proposal.
Comment icon #19 Posted by odiesbsc 14 years ago
Good call!! Washer, dryer or both? I wonder how big Biff is, I might have to buy a bigger washing machine, I've only got a 5 kg top loader. LOL...Did you notice, the ads at the bottom of this page? Odie THE Washer Cleaner Use Affresh To Keep Your Washer Clean And Fresh. Learn More Now. www.Affresh.comWasher Dryer Combination Find name brand washing machines From thousands of stores. Become.comBuy Washers & Dryers Don't pay retail. Buy your washer and dryer direct. Find out how! www.DirectHomeDiscount.com
Comment icon #20 Posted by clubfoot 14 years ago
LOL...Did you notice, the ads at the bottom of this page? Odie THE Washer Cleaner Use Affresh To Keep Your Washer Clean And Fresh. Learn More Now. www.Affresh.comWasher Dryer Combination Find name brand washing machines From thousands of stores. Become.comBuy Washers & Dryers Don't pay retail. Buy your washer and dryer direct. Find out how! www.DirectHomeDiscount.com THANKS!! This is what teamwork is all about, I wonder if Irish has bought that video recorder yet?
Comment icon #21 Posted by Kyle O'Brian 14 years ago
Strange, I've never gotten belly-button lint.
Comment icon #22 Posted by clubfoot 14 years ago
Strange, I've never gotten belly-button lint. It's possibly to do with either a lack of abdominal hair or alternatively a lack of the 'appropriate' type of abdominal hair as mentiond in the article. I suppose you don't lose socks either?................................Showoff!
Comment icon #23 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 14 years ago
Belly button fluff is one of the most perplexing mysteries of our age? I didn't realized this puzzle overshadowed everything else in this universe.
Comment icon #24 Posted by clubfoot 14 years ago
Belly button fluff is one of the most perplexing mysteries of our age? I didn't realized this puzzle overshadowed everything else in this universe. Its that important that I am going to invent and patent a belly button lint extractor, I should make a fortune Yippee! After plan A has been implemented, Plan B commences, which will be to locate the missing single socks, the final stroke in the masterplan will then be, to track down SpIdErCyDe's spatial anomaly. At the conclusion of this masterful strategic plan of action, Irish, Me, 'Biff', odiesbsc and 'SpIdEr' will ALL be rich, and, even MORE i... [More]


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