If you have a body piercing (ears, belly button, nose, lip, elsewhere), a decorative tattoo or scar — yes, scars can be decorative — or have had some type of non-medical-related surgery purposefully intended to change the way your body looks away from what it considered a traditional appearance, then you’ve participated in body modification.
There are all sorts of body mod websites out there, some of which – like BME.COM – we’ve talked about previously on Web Watch.
It took three years and 503 pieces of his own belly button lint, but Georg Steinhauser has determined that it’s the body hair surrounding the belly button that traps fat, sweat, dust, dead skin and clothing lint and gathers it in the navel.
He concluded that there were a few ways to eliminate navel lint from accumulating:
shave the belly hairs surrounding the navel
wear old clothes, as they have less lint
belly piercings, such as belly button rings, keep lint away from the navel