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(NYPost)   That's a bold move, cotton   (nypost.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Ear, Earwax, British man, Otitis externa, 31-year-old man's ear canal, University Hospital Coventry, Cotton swab, Hospital  
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6321 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Mar 2019 at 10:13 PM (8 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2019-03-13 09:11:34 PM  
How far did he shove that thing in there?
 
2019-03-13 09:13:49 PM  
A piece of the cotton got stuck in the 31-year-old man's ear canal, made its way up his skull and reached the lining of his brain,

That's some aggressive cotton.
 
2019-03-13 09:18:25 PM  
OW!!
 
2019-03-13 10:15:36 PM  
The lucky patient has now been ordered to swear off using cotton swabs for his ears

You can pry my Q-tips from my cold dead hands.
And they go IN the ear, not "around" it.
 
2019-03-13 10:21:50 PM  

edmo: How far did he shove that thing in there?


Mr. Bobug used to shove the cotton swabs WAY in there. Once, the cotton came off of the q-tip, and it took me almost an hour to get it out - And I was freaked that I'd puncture his ear drum. People don't follow the process.
 
2019-03-13 10:22:01 PM  
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2019-03-13 10:24:07 PM  
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2019-03-13 10:24:52 PM  

koder: A piece of the cotton got stuck in the 31-year-old man's ear canal, made its way up his skull and reached the lining of his brain,

That's some aggressive cotton.



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2019-03-13 10:25:08 PM  
No one should put Q-tips in their ears.

But, you're all going to keep doing it anyway.
 
2019-03-13 10:29:07 PM  
"necrotizing otitis externa,"

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Oh crap...
 
2019-03-13 10:29:39 PM  
When you feel your head pulling the Q-Tip in, you've gone too far.
 
2019-03-13 10:30:47 PM  
One thing I noticed the article didn't say was how much this guy had to pay for the CT scan, the minor surgery, and a week in the hospital.

Now if this was in the USA I'd say it would cost in the tens of thousands of dollars.  But since it was in the UK, I'm willing to bet he paid much much less.
 
2019-03-13 10:31:10 PM  

edmo: How far did he shove that thing in there?


After he used it to clean those truck stop bathrooms, on I70, twice.
 
2019-03-13 10:34:15 PM  
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2019-03-13 10:35:43 PM  
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Here's a discussion, with a helpful diagram of the internal human ear, about what it would take for an ant to get to a person's brain via the ear canal. It isn't happening for an ant, and it isn't happening for a piece of cotton. This story is fake.

/It's fake.
//This fake story is really fake.
///Fake. Fake. Fake.
 
2019-03-13 10:36:23 PM  
A piece of the cotton got stuck in the 31-year-old man's ear canal, made its way up his skull and reached the lining of his brain


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2019-03-13 10:36:49 PM  

2chris2: No one should put Q-tips in their ears.

But, you're all going to keep doing it anyway.


Yup. Although we're probably not going to use a hammer drill to do so like this guy. Also not likely to have a history of inner ear infections like this guy also did. Dumbass.
 
2019-03-13 10:37:07 PM  
Buy better swabs.
 
2019-03-13 10:38:04 PM  

Walker: The lucky patient has now been ordered to swear off using cotton swabs for his ears

You can pry my Q-tips from my cold dead hands.
And they go IN the ear, not "around" it.


it tells you right on the box not to put it in your ear.  a false disclaimer is no one's friend.
 
2019-03-13 10:38:29 PM  
talk about bad writing ...
the infection went to the brain not the cotton.
the cotton caused an ear infection and that spread...get i right.
 
2019-03-13 10:39:37 PM  
They work well as a follow up to toilet paper after taking a deuce.

You can insert the tip and feel a little pop as it penetrates the sphincter.

Cleans it out nice every time.  No more itchy asshole.
 
2019-03-13 10:47:07 PM  

evilsofa: [img.fark.net image 850x285]

Here's a discussion, with a helpful diagram of the internal human ear, about what it would take for an ant to get to a person's brain via the ear canal. It isn't happening for an ant, and it isn't happening for a piece of cotton. This story is fake.

/It's fake.
//This fake story is really fake.
///Fake. Fake. Fake.


Sorry no. It's The Post linking to some other garbage, but the ultimate source is the British Medical Journal. Not exactly a fly-by-night operation. The infection took an unusual path but that's why it's filed under 'freaky shiat that happened'.
 
2019-03-13 10:47:59 PM  
Cotton Comes To Harlem.
 
2019-03-13 10:50:07 PM  
I wear hearing aids so it's critical that my ears be q-tipped clean and dry every single morning. Been doing it for oh, fifty plus years now with no problems. On the rare occasion that i do get an infection in there (always because of excess moisture), a little rubbing alcohol dries it right up.
 
2019-03-13 10:52:02 PM  

scotchcrotch: They work well as a follow up to toilet paper after taking a deuce.

You can insert the tip and feel a little pop as it penetrates the sphincter.

Cleans it out nice every time.  No more itchy asshole.


Uhhh...I'll just stick to using a bidet, thanks.
 
2019-03-13 10:53:32 PM  
i got it wrong...
last line should have been...get it right. oops.
 
2019-03-13 10:53:47 PM  
If you take it out and there is no cotton on the end, you go strait to the doctor.
 
2019-03-13 10:56:16 PM  
This story is bullshiat. Fake fake fakety fake.
 
2019-03-13 11:01:02 PM  

edmo: How far did he shove that thing in there?


Too.
 
2019-03-13 11:12:12 PM  

daffy: If you take it out and there is no cotton on the end, you go strait to the doctor.


Had that happen too, split the q tip stick end in 4 with a razor blade and carefully engage it in the cotton. Ive also had to head to the audiologist, he can safely get the cotton out. Mine didnt charge me anything to do it, took just a couple minutes to get it done. I learned to check the integrity of the q-tip before putting it in there...
 
2019-03-13 11:18:58 PM  

edmo: How far did he shove that thing in there?


That's what she said. Budum Tish. I'll be here all week.
 
2019-03-13 11:22:42 PM  

skiinstructor: I wear hearing aids so it's critical that my ears be q-tipped clean and dry every single morning. Been doing it for oh, fifty plus years now with no problems. On the rare occasion that i do get an infection in there (always because of excess moisture), a little rubbing alcohol dries it right up.


*reads name. Reads post. Reads name again*
So...how many have you lost in the snow?
:D
 
2019-03-13 11:25:09 PM  

skiinstructor: I wear hearing aids so it's critical that my ears be q-tipped clean and dry every single morning. Been doing it for oh, fifty plus years now with no problems. On the rare occasion that i do get an infection in there (always because of excess moisture), a little rubbing alcohol dries it right up.


Actually, I have earwax issues in my left ear. Per the doctor:

Once a week (more if necessary) put your head on it's side and put a few drops of baby oil in the upturned ear. Wait 10 minutes (watch TV, read a book, etc) then put that ear down on a towel. Wait 5 minutes. Repeat for other ear. If it feels like your ears are underwater, repeat with diluted rubbing alcohol.

It works great.
 
2019-03-13 11:27:26 PM  

skiinstructor: daffy: If you take it out and there is no cotton on the end, you go strait to the doctor.

Had that happen too, split the q tip stick end in 4 with a razor blade and carefully engage it in the cotton. Ive also had to head to the audiologist, he can safely get the cotton out. Mine didnt charge me anything to do it, took just a couple minutes to get it done. I learned to check the integrity of the q-tip before putting it in there...


Always go for the J&J ones. They have stronger integrity and it takes a lot to disengage the cotton bit.
Also, don't do back and forth twirls, always in one direction. The former makes the cotton fluffy and increases chances of disengagement, while the latter wraps the cotton tighter around the plastic bit.

/Q-tip junkie
//just, don't scratch the insides of your ears, folks
 
2019-03-13 11:31:59 PM  

evilsofa: [img.fark.net image 850x285]

Here's a discussion, with a helpful diagram of the internal human ear, about what it would take for an ant to get to a person's brain via the ear canal. It isn't happening for an ant, and it isn't happening for a piece of cotton. This story is fake.

/It's fake.
//This fake story is really fake.
///Fake. Fake. Fake.


Before you click, open your window.
You'll replace your laptop anyway, no need for a broken window as well.

http://bfy.tw/Mjux
 
2019-03-13 11:35:31 PM  
People might not understand how abrasive cotton can be against delicate tissues that never see the light of day. Wetting it down with something like mineral oil will reduce the friction, but you can still break the skin.
 
2019-03-13 11:39:42 PM  
Just got over otitis in my left ear so I'm getting a kick.

Locacorten ear drops, highly recommended.
 
2019-03-13 11:45:28 PM  
Now wait just a cotton-pickin' minute heah...
 
2019-03-13 11:55:45 PM  
So, just the tip?
 
2019-03-14 12:10:59 AM  
Nice headline subby.
BTW did cotton cause that horrible stench from your moms crotch or was it those 1000 guys shes raw dogged?
 
2019-03-14 12:25:49 AM  

Walker: The lucky patient has now been ordered to swear off using cotton swabs for his ears

You can pry my Q-tips from my cold dead hands.
And they go IN the ear, not "around" it.


You ever try a Japanese ear pick?
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If q-tips are like sex, these things are like sex with Lucy Liu....if you're in to classy, gracefully aging Asian chicks.
These scrape out the deep stuff q-tips just push in.
 
2019-03-14 12:36:27 AM  

668NeighborOfTheBeast: Nice headline subby.
BTW did cotton cause that horrible stench from your moms crotch or was it those 1000 guys shes raw dogged?


That was a bit much. Better trolling of subby:

So that's what I was smelling! A piece of your mom's tampon broke off.

Still using "your mom". Also, using "broke off", while factually incorrect, references "I broke off a piece of that" as a sexual dominance reference.

In summary, you suck at this.
 
2019-03-14 04:54:54 AM  
I feel like this should be a HOTY nominee for it's excellent punnery. Too early?
 
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Eargasm
 
2019-03-15 06:38:24 AM  
Don't kink shame me...
 
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