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why is belly button fluff always blue?
« on: 15/05/2005 17:46:52 »
We did different experiments with different colour clothes, different fabric, clothes worn for different length of time, etc but the belly button fluff is always blue. Does anyone know the answer?


 

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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #1 on: 15/05/2005 18:26:31 »
....now I must tell you !!....but this is just between me and you ok ?...for the last ten years I have been collecting belly button fluff (My own that is)...and I can honestly say that I hold the world record, cos I've seen the official world record and it pales into significance when comparted to mine. I may post a piccy of it too...but, to answer your question, although my ball of tummy fluff joy is primarily blue it is in fact a compilation of a whole rainbow or colours...but....I must admit, until you posed this very important question, I never really took in on board that in fact YES, it is mostly blue...nicely done....and welcome to the forum too cool dude......sooooooooo glad I got that off my chest and at least I have now been able to share my secret with you.............DOH !!



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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #2 on: 15/05/2005 21:41:25 »
Maybe it's sad that it's no longer part of the fabric whence it came?
 

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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #3 on: 16/05/2005 17:31:26 »
this is so cool - that there are people who actually read my question and not die from laughing! However, I still need to know why it is blue, regardless of the colour of clothes worn.  In fact, I might even be right that it is mostly on men and not women. I think it's to do with the chest hair, but I might be wrong.
 

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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #4 on: 16/05/2005 18:43:08 »
FROM THE TOP !!



FROM THE SIDE !



Disclaimer:No Fur balls or Belly Buttons were harmed in the production of this belly button fluff ball !


I know, you all think it's GROSS !!!!!




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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #5 on: 16/05/2005 19:03:24 »
That looks like a fruit and nut ball gone very bad. But it's interesting colours in it and one can see that it is primarily blue. Ah of course, we haven't done experiment looking at colour of fluff vs colour of food we eat.
 

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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #6 on: 16/05/2005 19:18:05 »
Well I can't remember eating any blue food recently...though I did manage a blue whale kebab the other night !!

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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #7 on: 16/05/2005 19:35:11 »
I would have thought that it was more to do with the colour of the clothes we wear
 

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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #8 on: 16/05/2005 19:36:56 »
[xx(] nice... Is it the same for bum fluff too???? Please don't tell me you collect that as well LOL [:p]:D

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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #9 on: 16/05/2005 19:44:23 »
quote:
Originally posted by Ultima

[xx(] nice... Is it the same for bum fluff too???? Please don't tell me you collect that as well LOL [:p]:D

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ABSOLUTELY NOT !!!  THANKS FOR THE SMILE MATT :D:D

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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #10 on: 16/05/2005 22:02:16 »
quote:
Originally posted by daveshorts

I would have thought that it was more to do with the colour of the clothes we wear



That would be the obvious answer but science being as it is, my various experiments with different colour clothes made no difference. Still waiting for an answer.
 

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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #11 on: 16/05/2005 22:33:44 »
Ahh, I know - it's because fluff is trans-dimensional and the movement through those other dimesnsions causes it to blue-shift. QED! heh

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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #12 on: 18/05/2005 11:00:08 »
is it anything to do with the base colour of fabric before it is dyed? maybe the dye comes off somehow when the fibres are exposed to the warm damp conditions of the belly button?
 

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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #13 on: 18/05/2005 13:04:12 »
I can't think of any fabrics that have a blue base-colour

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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #14 on: 18/05/2005 16:52:49 »
quote:
Originally posted by DoctorBeaver

I can't think of any fabrics that have a blue base-colour

It wasn't me - a big boy did it & ran away



How about Blue fabric  ?:D

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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #15 on: 26/05/2005 15:33:57 »
a lot of dyes have blue in there, definately black is made up with a lot of blue, maybe this is the dye that sticks most to the fluff, and the other colour constituents of the dye wash away. A lot of people wear a lot of black, and denim is already blue, and most people wear a lot of that too.

Obviously natural materials won't be blue, e.g. cotton and wool, but I can't remember if man made fibres are coloured or not, so I'm not going to say much more.
 

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Re: why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #16 on: 01/06/2005 18:51:48 »
Mine is usually blank. I usually wear black clothes too.
 

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why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #17 on: 07/02/2007 22:48:03 »
try reading this for your answer http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/lint/

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, won an ignobel prize in 2002 for asking the self same question!
 

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why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #18 on: 08/02/2007 16:05:01 »

Neil you have always been my bit of fluff on the side…..  [^]


 

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« Reply #19 on: 08/02/2007 17:19:46 »

Neil you have always been my bit of fluff on the side…..  [^]




LOL....ewe flirting with me ? *winks at Hadrian whose site at http://activity4life.com/forum is rather quite very good*
 

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why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #20 on: 08/02/2007 17:34:41 »
I always thought it was your blue jeans or colored clothes also.

Frankly I have never found any fluff in my belly button....why not??? I have a innsie TOO!
 

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why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #21 on: 08/02/2007 17:54:12 »
I always thought it was your blue jeans or colored clothes also.

Frankly I have never found any fluff in my belly button....why not??? I have a innsie TOO!

Perhaps it's the nature of the clothes ewe wear !!...whatt type of materials do you wear ?
 

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why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #22 on: 09/02/2007 14:31:53 »
   Most of the time when home alone, I prefer none, but weather as such now, being winter and all, Mostly cottons and natural fabrics....
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why is belly button fluff always blue?
« Reply #23 on: 09/02/2007 16:10:40 »
This may be off-topic, and may be obsolete as well, I would have to check with younger people.
But I remember when my mother sorted out the washing let's say half a century ago, it was either "white" or "blue".  "Blue" was just anything that was not to be labeled "white" regardless of the actual colour.  I know that in those days and that area, it was common practice. I never thought of checking if that was also true in other places where a local variant of Dutch was commonly spoken, let alone other languages.  And I should try and find out if that is still common practice in younger families.

One might also wonder if the blue comes from the fabric (or fibre) or from dirt accumulating on it.  Have you tried a microscope with 100x or more enlargement, Neil ?   
 

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« Reply #24 on: 09/02/2007 20:15:54 »
Try having normal sex next time instead of with the rug.
 

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