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Submission + - What might be alive inside your navel (discovery.com)

derGoldstein writes: Nerds are usually considered to be navel-gazing, which makes this story from Discovery pertinent: "If you're an innie and not an outie, your belly button is home to at least 60 to 100 or more species of bacteria, fungi and yeasts, according to new research ... Although we find about 60 or 70 species on the average person, we have found more than 1400 species overall, such that differences among individuals are great". So you should probably stop picking your belly button.

The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.