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in my youth, i asked my mother where belly buttons came from. she said that when we are born we are cooked in an oven and they poke you to see if you are 'done'. you're belly button was the scar. she added we were all different colours because some people are cooked for longer.

mr pea
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I used to think that women had babies through their belly buttons.

I figured that when the baby was big enough to be born, the belly button would open up and the baby lifted out, and then the belly button would just close right up again.

I'm guessing a lot of people wish it could be that simple...

K
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For many many years when I was younger I used to be so affraid that one day my bellybutton was going to just come undone and that I would be left with a huge gapeing hole there and that you'd be able to see all my blood and guts, and my stomach, I was so terrified that "the knot" would come undone cos the doctor hadnt done it tight enough, and I'd bleed to death, until one day I said something to my dad, and he told me it was impossinble, but is it?! (JK)...

Becky
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I used to think my belly bottom was my "front butt" lol i know...stupid!

Megan
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I used to think that you could unscrew your belly button and then all the air would come whizzing out and you would fly around the room like a balloon.

Mel
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my grandpa had a hole in his belly button from surgery that didnt heal and it looks a lot like a piercing hole so he always told us it was pieced and would put grandma's earing in as a gag. me and my sister loved it and grandma would get embarassed.

Anon
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I used to believe that if you drink a lot of water the bottom of your belly button will burst open and water will pour out of it. I Tried to do it but it did not work :)

Ben
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When I was little my brother used to pile pillows on top of my stomach and lay on them. Since I was clastrophobic, it felt like I couldn't breathe. For years I continued to think you could breathe out of your belly button and thats why I couldn'y breathe when he did that.

Anon
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I used to believe that if you clean out the dirt from your belly button you would die. An adult told me that and I believed them. It made sense to me because I knew that's where the umbilical cord came from.

Anon
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My sister used to torment me as all siblings do. Towards the age of 4 or 5, and she being 10..One way she did this was to chase me around the house with a screwdriver (not the real kind, just the lil tikes kind) and told me that if she put it in my belly button and start to twist it, I would fall apart. Needless to say, she won whatever fight we got in if she grabbed that screwdriver. Who wants to fall apart?!

Anon
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when I was little I thought I was watching a movie about my life through my mother's belly button. I thought that I was learning all sorts of things about life and when I was REALLY born I would grow up to be an incredible genius!

Anon
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I used to think that when you were pregnant, the baby's umbelical cord was joined to you behind your belly button!

Roz
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I used to belive every baby got there belly button by: god made us people and layed us out to dry. When he was done he poked us and said done done done all the way to the end and where he poked us was were our belly bottons became.

chelsea #7
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i used to be scared to clean my belly button with soap cuz i thought there was a small hole there that led into my body...[ so sad ]

Susan
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When we were kids my sister always played with her belly button. My dad once told her that if she unbuttoned her belly button her legs would fall off. I used to torture her for hours trying to pin her down to unbutton her belly button

Unbuttoned
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My big sis told me that if I talked to my belly button, it might talk back. I was determined to see this. So on a frequent basis, I would lift up my shirt and start talking to my belly button. I tried drawing a face around it to see if it would come to life. I even tried feeding my belly button pop corn....never had any luck. But my belly button and I remain good friends. lol :)

Amanda
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My bellybutton is an innie, but my cousin had an outie, which totally fascinated me, as it was the only one I had ever seen like that. She is Japanese, and I assumed that all Asian people had outies, a fact that I became very jealous about since it seemed more interesting than my innie. Whenever I was around someone Asian, I would ask to see their bellybutton. After I was told that was a rude thing to ask, I would just try to get a sneaky look at it. I was shocked when I first saw a non-Asian person with an outie!

Gwen
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I thought that the belly button was sort of like a doorway. I thought that babies came out of there, which was a common belief.

But one day when I was about four, I was eating mashed potatoes at dinner and a little chunk fell onto my belly button. I didn't feel it, but when I looked down, I panicked. "My belly button's LEAKING!"

abracadaver
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I used to believe that babies came out frm the belly button.....I could'nt sleep for nights when my mom told me where they really came from.....I was like where where........there is no space fr gods sake i am never havin kids mom........and now that I am a doctor ample of reason to believe it......but i still fear it

niti
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I used to believe that babies came out of belly buttons

kels
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