Just to give you some insight into my exciting life, here’s a real conversation that took place at my house recently…
My brother: Here’s a question for you. Why does lint always show up in your belly button?
Me: Good question.
My brother: And why is it always gray?
Me: That’s another good question.
My brother: You should add that to your Wonder Why Wednesdays, or whatever it is called.
Me: I’ll look into it.
My brother: Cool. Want some? (showing me the lint he picked out of his belly button)
Me: No thanks.
Despite his gross offer, I decided to take him up on his suggestion to look into where belly button lint comes from. I didn’t expect to learn anything, but when I Googled the phrase “Where Does Belly Button Lint Come From?” a ton or results showed up.
I guess my brother and I weren’t the first to have this conversation.
Wonder Why Wednesday (or whatever it is called): Where Does Belly Button Lint Come From?
Turns out that not only are other people asking this question, but so are entire continents. Australia’s ABC ran a nationwide survey to find out about Australia’s belly button lint. Among the things they hoped to discover were the following:
What is belly button lint?
Do guys get it more than women?
Do you get more as you get older?
Does hair play a factor?
Who holds the record for largest collection of belly button lint?