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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.

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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.


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).


13. #Belfie = butt selfie

All the cool butt kids are doing it.

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"