6 weird armpit facts

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Do you know one thing that just isn’t discussed a lot?  Armpits.  Specifically, weird armpit facts.  I mean, we all have armpits. Some of us groom our pits.  Some of us don’t. Some of us work to ensure that our armpits don’t send out any kind of odor on a regular basis.  Others don’t.
So here are 6 weird armpit facts I’ve found or known myself. Enjoy.
1. Women can lose up to 38% of under arm skin every time we shave. (This isn’t just armpits.  Each time we shave, we lose skin).
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2. There are people in the world who have made cheese from bacteria in human armpits.

3. Had we not had stinky underarms thousands of years ago, we’d not exist.  Our ancestors’ stinky pits helped keep predators at bay.

4. Armpits have 20 million microscopic animals living on a square inch of human skin.

5. Each armpit has it’s own amount of hair and growth rate of that hair.  So your pits may not have equal amounts of hair.

6. Extra breasts (medical term: polymastia) are most commonly found in the armpits.

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  • #2 makes me want to throw up! I can’t believe that!

  • Who knew! Armpit cheese! Gross, strange and stinky all wrapped up in one! I love this quirky post! xx #sitsblogging

  • Arm pit cheese? You weren’t kidding when you said you had some weird facts! :)

  • Great info! I enjoyed reading these weird facts about our armpit. Now I have something to share with my friends. :D

  • OMGosh this has me LOL’ing – eww!

  • I just can’t even believe that anyone would make cheese out of armpit yuck. That is just disgusting!

  • OMG, #2 and #4 grossed me out for sure. Interesting but I think it was info I may wish I didn’t know.

  • Ok I am thoroughly grossed out. lol. Some of those facts are rather…yuck. Cheese? seriously? I would never eat that.

  • Very interesting facts here. Love the predators point. I had no idea.

  • Wow, that’s new to me. I had no idea we lost so much skin everytime we shave. It makes sense though. And the cheese? Yuck! I’m going to pretend I didn’t read that, lol!

  • i use dove as well, love it :)

  • I can honestly say I didn’t know those facts! I believe it about the stench keeping predators at bay! lol

  • Interesting facts! Cheese from bacteria in human armpits????!!!! Eeeeeeewwwwww!


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