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    16 Helpful Butt Facts We All Need To Know

    My anaconda don't want none unless I know the facts, hun.

    1. The largest muscle in the human body is the gluteus maximus (aka, your bum-bum).

    It helps to keep your torso erect, and can help you jump higher and run faster.

    2. A 2008 study revealed that women with pear or hourglass figures (READ: bigger booties) are, on average, smarter than women with smaller butts.


    The study by the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California at Santa Barbara monitored more than 16,000 women and found that the women with bigger hips and butts consistently beat their non-curvy counterparts on cognitive tests. Even the curvy women's children were smarter too. That's because the hips and butt store essential omega-3 fatty acids, which promote brain growth, and the curvy girls had more of that stored up, which helped not only in their own intelligence, but in the formation of their children's brains during pregnancy.

    3. And a 2010 study by the University of Oxford suggests that having a bigger booty helps prevent against diabetes and heart disease.

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    This doesn't mean that fat in general will protect you, as if you primarily store fat in your belly, you're actually at a higher risk. But for those who store fat primarily in the hips, butt, and thighs, you're at a lower risk for diabetes and heart disease.

    4. Nicki Minaj told GQ that her song "Anaconda" is not about butts, actually. / Via

    Even though it samples Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back," and even though the video features her female form prominently, Minaj said, "She [Minaj in the song] is just talking about two guys that she dated in the past and what they're good at and what they bought her and what they said to her. It's just cheeky, like a funny story."

    When pressed, she elaborated, "I don't know what there is to really talk about. I'm being serious. I just see the video as being a normal video."

    5. Kim Kardashian has been accused so many times of having butt implants, that she got an X-ray of hers to prove she has no implants.

    The whole process aired on a very special episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Kim said during the episode, "I've said numerous times 'I haven't had plastic surgery, I haven't had butt implants.'"

    6. And according to a new report, close to 10,000 butt augmentations were performed in the U.S. in 2013.

    The report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that there were 9,993 cases of butt augmentation with fat grafting, a 16% increase from 2012.

    7. In 2012, a rare species of horse fly was named Scaptia beyonceae, after Beyoncé, because of its gold butt.

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    The horse fly was described by researchers as the "all-time diva of flies."

    8. J.Lo's butt was rumored to be insured for $1 billion.

    She flatly denied the rumors to a German TV show, though.

    9. Some turtles can breathe out of their butts...

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    Not all turtles have this magic trick, but the North American eastern painted turtle (pictured) can! It appears to be a product of evolution, and by breathing through the anus, it can help the turtle preserve energy during hibernation.

    10. A 2012 Harvard health study suggested that one reason why women may live longer than men is a result of their (normally) bigger butts.

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    Because the more lower body fat (gluteofemoral fat) you have, the more your body produces chemicals, like leptin and adiponectin (which protect you).

    11. The average person farts 13 to 21 times a day.

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    You're in good company, fart machines.

    12. Out of any body part, women prefer to be complimented on their butt, according to a survey of 3,000 women by Men's Health.

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    Their other top two body parts? Eyes and breasts.

    13. #Belfie = butt selfie

    14. According to a 2011 study on sexual behavior by the CDC, "36% of women and 44% of men ever had anal sex with an opposite-sex partner."

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    This was based on a national sample of 13,495 men and women in the United States.

    15. In 2013, the word "twerk" was officially added to the Oxford online dictionary.

    Though their definition doesn't QUITE do it justice, it is hilarious... "Dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance."

    Sample sentences include:

    "just wait till they catch their daughters twerking to this song"

    "twerk it girl, work it girl"


    16. Mikel Ruffinelli has one of the biggest butts in the world, at 99 inches around (8 feet).

    And another woman named Sarah Massey is also a contender, with a 7 foot around butt. #blessed

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