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11 intriguing facts about bums
Because of the bodily functions that occur out of our behinds, it’s an area of our bodies that doesn’t get a whole lot of air time (excuse the pun). So I’m here to give the butt the attention it deserves! Check out these awesome, sometimes hilarious and certainly intriguing facts about bums. Enjoy!
#1 The word ‘twerk’ made the Oxford Dictionary’s shortlist for 2013 Word of the Year
The winner that year was ‘selfie’.
#2 Your butt is the most powerful part of your body
We’re talking muscles of course! The glutes are the biggest muscle group we’ve got, making them potentially, the strongest also.
#3 Jennifer Lopez’s bum is reportedly insured for $US27 million
We kind of get it, that thing should have its own resume. #damngirl
#4 Some turtles breath out of their butts
Both the North American eastern painted turtle and the Australian Fitzroy river turtle breathe through the anus rather than the mouth, which is apparently a way to preserve energy during hibernation. Mind = blown.
#5 10 per cent of people who get ass implants are men
Power to you guys!
#6 A song about big butts won a Grammy
Yep, you guessed it. Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Baby Got Back won the award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1993 and remains to this day, my favourite karaoke tune.
#7 Women with bigger behinds are said to be smarter
A study by the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California found that women with bigger bootays are on average, smarter than women with smaller butts. Apparently this is because the hips and bum store essential omega-3 fatty acids which promote brain growth!
#8 The average person farts 13-21 times a day
#9 There is a fly species named after Beyoncé because they have large, gold butts
Meet Scaptia beyonceae.
#10 The coccyx used to be a tail
Yep, the bone at the top of your butt (your coccyx) was actually a tail back in the day but evolved to its present form over time. #thanksevolution
#11 Manatees propel themselves in the water by farting
The last and possibly my favourite butt fact comes in the form of a large aquatic creature. The manatee (also known as a sea cow) controls its buoyancy in the water by farting. Yep.