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Human navel gazing probably started with the Neanderthals 50,000 years ago and hasn’t stopped since. Our belly button does not heal over because there is nothing between it and our stomach except a few thin layers of skin. The belly button is merely scar tissue of the umbilical cord where the cord has detached following birth. …

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Belly Button

More to the point though - why do I find "Outie" Belly buttons so nasty and presumably other people find "innies" equally horrible.

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What's between the navel and the stomach?

I'm not an anatomy expert, but surely there's a little more than "a few thin layers of skin" between the navel and the somach, I make it about 4 inches, when it's not sagging down due to being full... (see gray's anatomy - http://education.yahoo.com/reference/gray/subjects/subject?id=247, or the wikipedia entry on the stomach - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stomach) Not to mention the peritonaeum, musculature of the abdomen and however much intestine is sitting in that ~4 inches...

Or am I misreading the anatomy diagrams I'm looking at?

Cheers & God bless

Sam "SammyTheSnake" Penny

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What does "heal over" mean?

All I get when I search on Google is a bunch of songs and a videogame aspect called "heal over time"

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Re: What does "heal over" mean?

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