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Is your earwax...
Wet 75%  75%  [ 72 ]
Dry 25%  25%  [ 24 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:33 am 
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Um, sticky/gooey.

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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
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I'm really excited for tomorrow, when raspberrycomplaint tells us if her earwax is fluorescent.

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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:51 pm 
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vegetalion wrote:
I'm really excited for tomorrow, when raspberrycomplaint tells us if her earwax is fluorescent.

You are not the only one!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:29 am 
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You guys, everyone showed up to work early today. Every time I started to think, "Okay, I can light up my earwax now!", someone would walk into the room and start talking to me. It was so frustrating! It's not like I can hide in the bathroom with the wood's lamp, because there's no outlet in the bathroom and the cord has to stretch all the way into the office. I'll have to continue to wait for a day when I am all alone. Sorry!


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raspberrycomplaint wrote:
You guys, everyone showed up to work early today. Every time I started to think, "Okay, I can light up my earwax now!", someone would walk into the room and start talking to me. It was so frustrating! It's not like I can hide in the bathroom with the wood's lamp, because there's no outlet in the bathroom and the cord has to stretch all the way into the office. I'll have to continue to wait for a day when I am all alone. Sorry!

this is the worst news ive heard all day!


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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
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rocklobster wrote:
raspberrycomplaint wrote:
You guys, everyone showed up to work early today. Every time I started to think, "Okay, I can light up my earwax now!", someone would walk into the room and start talking to me. It was so frustrating! It's not like I can hide in the bathroom with the wood's lamp, because there's no outlet in the bathroom and the cord has to stretch all the way into the office. I'll have to continue to wait for a day when I am all alone. Sorry!

this is the worst news ive heard all day!

I second that. I rushed home from work to see if you had posted yet. Damn.


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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
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Don't worry, raspberrycomplaint, we will wait patiently until you get a chance to try!

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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
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I think my dry, flaky earwax is just the wet, goopy earwax that has dried up. The worst is when I itch my ear with my pinky and come away with a small ball of orange earwax and there's no tissue. What do you do with that?


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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
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mine's quite moist, generally ranging in consistency from chocolate syrup to peanut butter. but once i leaned over my desk at work and a big hard chunk of wax fell out of my left ear--big enough that i heard it land. it was dry and sort of fibrous, like a scab. for a second i thought maybe i was wrong to think that roaches burrowing into ear canals was mostly urban myth and that one had died and started to decompose in my head. but no, it was just a really extreme gob of wax. it freaked me out for a whole day.

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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
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vegetalion wrote:
Don't worry, raspberrycomplaint, we will wait patiently until you get a chance to try!

Waiting... wondering... hoping it glows.


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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
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mine's quite moist, generally ranging in consistency from chocolate syrup to peanut butter. but once i leaned over my desk at work and a big hard chunk of wax fell out of my left ear--big enough that i heard it land. it was dry and sort of fibrous, like a scab. for a second i thought maybe i was wrong to think that roaches burrowing into ear canals was mostly urban myth and that one had died and started to decompose in my head. but no, it was just a really extreme gob of wax. it freaked me out for a whole day.



Whoa... That is crazy.

M uncle used to let me (disgusting 7 year old kid) poke around his scalp/ears while in search for some gold... or at least dandruff or other gross things. Once I dislodged a huge earwax chunk from his ear. I remember it looked like a super tiny soft caramel candy with skin flakes and tiny hairs in it... When I pulled it out, my uncle was really happy! He told me he could hear so much better.
But when I look back on that, I can't believe I TOUCHED HIS EARWAX WITH MY FINGERS!!! Ahhh... Freaks me out.


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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
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Meggs wrote:
vegetalion wrote:
Don't worry, raspberrycomplaint, we will wait patiently until you get a chance to try!

Waiting... wondering... hoping it glows.

You guys! I just tried it! You know how white clothing or shoes glow under a black light? That's what the earwax did! It was really cool! I didn't think it would fluoresce as well as it did. I have learned something new today.


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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
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I posted that quickly from work right after I tried the experiment. I was so nervous that someone would walk in and be like "what are you doing??" so I locked all the doors. And I had to turn all the lights off so the black light could show up.

I hid in the dark shining a Wood's Lamp on my earwax. I hope you all appreciate that.


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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
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raspberrycomplaint wrote:
I hid in the dark shining a Wood's Lamp on my earwax. I hope you all appreciate that.

I adore you for doing this! Woo! It worked!! You're the most awesome person I know.


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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
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raspberrycomplaint wrote:
I posted that quickly from work right after I tried the experiment. I was so nervous that someone would walk in and be like "what are you doing??" so I locked all the doors. And I had to turn all the lights off so the black light could show up.

I hid in the dark shining a Wood's Lamp on my earwax. I hope you all appreciate that.


Pics or it didn't happen.





Kidding! That is so cool! Thanks for educating all of us on the fluorescence of ear wax!

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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
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i use q tips maybe twice a month, but I clean my outer ear every day

also my earwax is wet...and very salty

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and very salty

I will regret asking, but oh well... how did you find out that it is salty?


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Meggs wrote:
Wiki wrote:
"Wet-type earwax fluoresces weakly under ultraviolet light."


Who is going to try this?


go looking at a rave.

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Meggs wrote:
I will regret asking, but oh well... how did you find out that it is salty?


That seems like it would be a very obvious answer.


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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
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mel c wrote:
Meggs wrote:
I will regret asking, but oh well... how did you find out that it is salty?


That seems like it would be a very obvious answer.

Yes, but I'd like to know the thought process behind it, as well. I mean, how does one decide, "hmmm I think this would be something worth taste testing...."


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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
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i dont remember the circumstance behind it, i just remember it tasting salty

i like putting things in my mouth

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i like putting things in my mouth

Good, honest answer.


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i dont remember the circumstance behind it, i just remember it tasting salty

i like putting things in my mouth


adam, are you a booger eater?

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i dont remember the circumstance behind it, i just remember it tasting salty

i like putting things in my mouth


adam, are you a booger eater?


i tasted my own earwax when i was a kid for the record. And I have eaten a booger or ten in my life. Recently I had a co worker who would gag at the idea of boogers, so I did eat one in front of him to bum him out.

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 Post subject: Re: Important question regarding earwax
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I just read this whole thread for the first time. I'm too scared to read the wiki article and I now know that the topic of ear wax totally skeeves me out. Thanks!

Sorry for jumping in all late, Ive been sick for two weeks and am behind.

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