Butts have always been life's greatest center of humor. However, they are a useful part of our body as well. The butt contains the largest and most superficial muscle in the body that helps with balance and support. It is important in helping the body to regain the erect position after stooping. It is also an important muscle in exercises such as squats, lunges, step-ups, hip thrust exercises, glute-ham raises and split squats. Despite its function, the butt is also surrounded by many hilarious and helpful facts.
Did you know that having a big butt is not bad for you? Having a big butt and hips can help you live longer. It can even help you fight diabetes and heart disease. Additionally, women with bigger butts are smarter than those who have smaller butts. They also give birth to smarter children.
In this article, we answer the questions everyone has been thinking; did Kim Kardashian really get butt implants? Does butt acne exist? Can you get cancer in your butt? Which animal swims by farting? Which one breathes through its behind? How many times do you fart in a single day? And many more. Heck, we'll also throw in some poop facts for you. Here are 10 hilarious but helpful facts you did not know about the butt:
10 Women With Big Butts Are Smarter
A study done in 2008 by the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California concluded that women with big booties are smarter compared to those with smaller ones. 16,000 women were studied at Santa Barbara. They included women with distinct butt sizes. These women were given cognitive tests. It was found that women with big butts consistently outsmarted the women with small behinds. Researchers concluded that it was because women usually carry essential omega-3 fatty acids in their hips and butts. These essential acids are responsible for promoting brain growth. Therefore, the bigger the butt, the smarter the woman.
9 Having a Big Butt Prevents Diabetes
Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that fat stored on the hips and butt can actually be helpful, contrary to general beliefs. They have unearthed that fat stored on the thighs and butt can help prevent heart disease, diabetes and diseases brought about by obesity. Dr. Michael Jensen of Mayo Clinic also affirms that people are better off if they have fat on their lower body compared to their upper body. The research reports that people who have more fat on their stomachs experience more obesity problems than those who primarily have it on their hips. This is because fat stored on the belly is more metabolically active while the fat stored on the hips and butt is more stable.
8 Kim Kardashian Doesn’t Have Butt Implants
Kimberly Kardashian West is probably the hottest socialite in history. She has so many things going for her, but her butt supersedes all of them. She has been accused by people from around the globe for having butt implants to achieve such a large, faultless behind. However, she still maintains that her butt is as natural as they come. On one special episode of the reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashian, she underwent a ‘butt x-ray’ to prove her critics wrong as a dare from her sisters. It was found that she didn’t have silicone butt implants. She later exclaimed, “I've said numerous times 'I haven't had plastic surgery, I haven't had butt implants.”
7 There is a Fly Named After Beyonce Primarily Because of its Butt
It is called Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae. The rare fly got its name from the singer Beyonce, a previous member of the group Destiny’s Child that recorded the song "Bootylicious". The fly’s butt is characterized by dense golden hairs that really makes it look ‘Bootylicious.’ The horsefly was first collected in 1981 in northeast Queensland, Australia. It serves an imperative function in the pollination of plants. Other animals named after famous people include Pachygnatha zappa, a spider named after the famed Frank Zappa, A. bushi, a beetle named after President George W. Bush, and Hyla stingi, a frog named after the renowned singer Sting.
6 Butt Acne is a Thing
Yes, you can have acne on your backside. Pimples can form on the butt as a result of dead skin cells and bacteria in the hair follicles. They are commonly referred to as folliculitis by dermatologists. Fortunately, there are several ways you can get rid of butt acne. The first method involves the use of a body wash with benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide removes the dead skin blocking the follicle. The second method involves using salicylic acid pads several times a week. The third method involves using a moisturizing body lotion that contains lactic acid. The lactic acid acts to exfoliate the butt.
5 You Can Get Skin Cancer on Your Butt Even if It Has Never Been Exposed to Sunlight
Doctors agree that you can develop melanoma on your butt. They also agree that cancers developing on the butt are the most missed. Melanoma is a dangerous cancer. It manifests itself mostly on the legs for women and on the back for men. However, you should always do a full body checkup, including in your inner butt cheeks, and record any moles, blemishes, and freckles you notice. You should also consult a doctor about any suspicious marks on your skin. Early detection of skin cancer can help prevent further spreading and death. In fact, early skin cancer can be cured.
4 There Are Many Reasons As To Why You Are Not Pooping
Pooping is an important bodily function. However, sometimes it doesn’t happen the way we expect, and there are a myriad of reasons as to why. The most common reason for not pooping is the lack of fiber in your diet. Make sure you include fruits and vegetables in your diet for an ample supply of fiber. Other reasons include dehydration, inactiveness, diabetes or thyroid disorders, and taking narcotics such as Morphine, Percocet, Oxycontin, and Vicodin and medicines such as Pepto Bismol. Shockingly, laxatives can also lead to chronic constipation. This is because your body builds tolerance to laxative medicines over time.
3 There is an Animal That Swims by Farting
Hilariously, manatees control their buoyancy in the water by farting. These creatures can swim at about 5 to 8 kilometers per hour with speeds up to 30 kilometers per hour in short bursts. These fully aquatic animals are also large, with a mass of 400 to 550 kilograms and a length of up to 3.0 meters. They are also known as sea cows.
Additionally, some turtles can also do wonders with their butts. The Australian Fitzroy river turtle and the North American eastern painted turtle can breathe through their butts. Breathing isn’t the primary function of their butts as they can also do so using their mouths.
2 Women Live Longer Than Men Because of Their Big Behinds
Women have larger hips than men do on average. Hips store gluteofemoral fat. This type of fat has a protective role in the body. It enhances metabolism by reducing LDL, which is commonly called bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It also raises HDL cholesterol, which is the good cholesterol. This improves insulin sensitivity and lowers blood sugar levels. Research has also found that women with big thighs have a lower risk of premature death than those with thin thighs. You can use this tactic to prolong your life. However, watch out for belly fat as that is the deadliest form of fat you can have in your body.
1 You Fart 13 to 21 Times Daily
Farting has always been hilarious. A person farts 13 to 21 times on average on any given day. In the above video, Regis Philbin couldn’t resist slipping one on live TV. There are many reasons why we fart. Some include eating or drinking too fast, chewing gum, smoking, wearing loose dentures, sucking on hard candy and consuming fizzy drinks such as sodas. Foods such as beans, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, pears, apples, peaches, whole wheat, milk and milk products, and salad dressings can also cause flatulence. To reduce gas, just reduce the amount of air you swallow.