As you’ll have heard on the LabLit podcast, Jenny swabbed her belly button at the Science Online conference, all in the interests of science. You can find out why from Meg Lowman’s blog on Belly Button Diversity. Now, being the gentleman I am, I’m not going to tell you what (if anything) grew there—but here’s a picture of what grew from my own swabbed button:
Well, what can I say? Looks like there’s a few skin-dwelling staph, as you might expect, but a rather low number of critters eating my fluff. Unlike some of the other filthy geeks I rubbed shoulders with that weekend <shudder>.
You can read what some of those filthy geeks think of it all at Rob Dunn‘s blog; as for me, I’ve said enough.