You clean your face, your hair, your body - but do you ever clean your belly button? Wait, how exactly should you clean your belly button? We're not sure whether this is medically sound, but Japan has got the tools to do just that. Behold, the Hesogomu Karametoru ("Belly Button Sesame Mixer-Catchers"):
They may be rather low-tech as medical devices go but Hesogomu Karametoru (Belly Button "Sesame Mixer-Catchers", seriously) were made to help you, the user, patrol the front lines of antibacterial navel warfare.
Maybe you don't care about the dirt, lint and other assorted debris constantly accumulating in your navel. Maybe you're oblivious to the approximately 600 types of bacteria partying 24-7 at Club Umbilicus. Maybe you have an outie.
Regardless, swabbing the decks at the ol' navel base just got easier and pricier as well. A hefty 1,890 yen (about $24) is what you'll pay for a mere 10 specially designed cotton swabs and a tube of organic, dirt-absorbing, plant-based gel... and you WILL pay, now that we've told you what's going on down there, IN there, as you're reading this. Eww.
That is just one of seven strange medical devices from Japan, as found in this nifty post by Steven Levenstein over at Inventor Spot: Link - Thanks Michelle!
Here's an article from National Geo on our possible lack of biodiversity. There have been serious consequences for our scrupulous cleanliness, inside and out.