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14 Things You'll Only Get If You Suffer From Omphalophobia

We live with a body part that looks like a knot in a balloon.

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1. You cannot understand how humans have evolved so much and yet still have to live with a body part that looks like a knot in a balloon.

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If you're one of those people who has an "innie," congratulations, you have it just slightly better than the rest of us. At least you don't have to actually see the knot all the time.


6. And you love the beach, but the possibility of sand getting in where it's not supposed to be is enough to ruin all the fun.

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The person in this photo is clearly some kind of MONSTER.


10. In fact, if you are a woman, you might feel somewhat alarmed wondering how your belly button will behave during and after pregnancy.

If it was an innie, will it push its way out? If it's an outie, will it suck itself in? Will it ever go back to how it was before, when the pregnancy is over??

12. Laparoscopic surgery is one of your biggest fears.

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery in which they inflate your abdomen with gas and (usually) insert a mini-camera through your navel in order to guide other surgical instruments.


This post was translated from Portuguese.