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Comment: I've heard that Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button. Is it possible? And what is the explaination?

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I never heard this one, and this could offically be one of the weirdest ones I've heard.

From what I gather, the Belly button is caused by the eumbellicle(sp?) cord- the portion that you keep when they cut it. As your body grows, it doesn't grow with you, and that's what makes the belly button hole.

So, what happened? Hitchcock hatched from an egg or something?

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I've heard this one, from the usual source of silly trivia lists.

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quote:
Originally posted by kyoko:
So, what happened? Hitchcock hatched from an egg or something?

Hitchcock, like everyone else, was born with a navel. Supposedly, he had a small section of his belly that contained the navel removed during some sort of surgery.
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Originally posted by kyoko:
So, what happened? Hitchcock hatched from an egg or something?

Hitchcock, like everyone else, was born with a navel. Supposedly, he had a small section of his belly that contained the navel removed during some sort of surgery.
My brother in law had a surgery last year on his intestine and now he's belly-buttonless.
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Bah, Hitchcock... let's restart the old theological question whether Adam had a belly button or not.

If no - then he wasn't fully human.
If yes - then God created something pointless. [Smile]

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Bah, Hitchcock... let's restart the old theological question whether Adam had a belly button or not.

If no - then he wasn't fully human.
If yes - then God created something pointless. [Smile]

Then there is the secondary problem of what constitutes a navel and whether God has one... personally I think it's one of the more annoying theological arguments.
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My dad had stomach surgery when he was younger and the incesion scar was right next to his navel and it was four holes. So when I was really little I thought that all men had five belly buttons.
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I know someone who had a hernia operation and hence no belly button after the operation the way they had to go in...freaky as all hell too.
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Not too long ago there was a lawsuit brought by a woman against a surgeon who had done abdominal surgery on a woman and left her with an off-center navel. I don't remember the result, but I do remember looking at pictures of the woman and thinking, "Lady, your off-center belly button is not your worst problem."

Everybody is born with a belly button. In fact, all mammals except platypusses (platypi?) and echidnas have a belly-button equivalent, where their umbilical cords were attached to their placentas - with cats and dogs and such, it just looks like a flat scar. In humans, it's attached by ligaments to the abdominal wall muscle and surrounded by fat so it makes a noticeable dimple. I don't know what the proportions are of innies to outies. Anybody have an idea?

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The funniest thing - after I had my gallbladder removed, on my first day back at work, a co-worker asked if I still had my bandages on. She had the same surgery the year before. I told her yes, that I still had the bandages on. She said, "You know, you don't have a bellybutton." I completely freaked, ran to the bathroom, went in the stall and pulled back the bandage a bit - and my bellybutton was GONE! I went back, hypervenhilating, and she said, "Relax, it will heal and come back, but it's pretty weird, isn't it?" I soooo wanted to smack her for scaring me like that. I mean, what's life without a bellybutton? :-P
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Eighteen years ago I swapped a surgeon my belltbutton for a set of twin boys....Sometimes I want to swap back. [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
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