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2022-06-25 9:56:10 AM  
We'd rename them to ear dildos but that would be a little too on the nose.
 
2022-06-25 10:18:17 AM  
Around here some pharmacist sell ear candles.  Guess on which product they sell that causes me to never shop there again...

/I used some ear candles on a fake ear on a carbon monoxide detector.  One out of 5 of them produced high levels of CO.  I expect CO kills bugs but I can't find any sold references and modern google thinks CO2=CO.
//maybe CO kills ear mites
///I want altavista back
 
2022-06-25 10:44:45 AM  
How else am I supposed to get the spiders out of my ears?
 
2022-06-25 10:46:05 AM  
Why did that author not have someone else read the article before posting? Does the site not have an editor?

That was painful.
 
2022-06-25 10:46:30 AM  
Why? Because....
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2022-06-25 10:55:46 AM  
Ludicrously speedy or infectious with the slo-mo?
 
2022-06-25 10:59:06 AM  
Because that's what they were designed for.
 
2022-06-25 11:01:56 AM  

koder: We'd rename them to ear dildos but that would be a little too on the nose.


in any case, anything's an ear dildo as well if you're brave enough
 
2022-06-25 11:03:38 AM  
The ear?  Ohhhhhh....
 
2022-06-25 11:13:51 AM  
Because anything is a sounding rod if you're brave enough.
 
2022-06-25 11:52:13 AM  
What else are they even good for?
 
2022-06-25 11:57:35 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: What else are they even good for?


Cleaning the bong stem.
 
2022-06-25 12:39:58 PM  
Just used some of them this morning for that very purpose. My entire life my left ear has always produced far more wax than my right ear. I'm not exactly going to die if I never get an answer but I'd sure like to know how that one happened. Of course I'll forget to ask a doc whenever I go next.
 
2022-06-25 12:41:09 PM  
Stimulating my Q-spot is one of the few joys I have left in life and I'll be damned if you're gonna take it away from me.
 
2022-06-25 12:41:58 PM  
Earwax is a good thing. fark big cotton and their conspiracies.
 
2022-06-25 12:42:38 PM  

WoodyHayes: Just used some of them this morning for that very purpose. My entire life my left ear has always produced far more wax than my right ear. I'm not exactly going to die if I never get an answer but I'd sure like to know how that one happened. Of course I'll forget to ask a doc whenever I go next.


Do you lay on one side more than the other?
 
2022-06-25 12:42:59 PM  
I've been inserting Q-tips into my ear canal for at least 54 years

I think I'll be okay
 
2022-06-25 12:43:33 PM  
Because we dont want earwax on our earbuds
 
TWX
2022-06-25 12:43:36 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: What else are they even good for?


Especially the modern ones with the paper stem.  The older ones with wooden stems were stout enough to be used for aggressive cleaning without breaking but the current ones just bend if you do that with them.

I have a few non-medical ones with incredibly long stems used for cleaning electromechanical things like the insides of printers and removable media drives, they only have hard cotton on one end.
 
2022-06-25 12:43:51 PM  
An old girlfriend would have mini-orgasms when she was Q-tipping her ears. So, there's that
 
2022-06-25 12:44:10 PM  

soze: WoodyHayes: Just used some of them this morning for that very purpose. My entire life my left ear has always produced far more wax than my right ear. I'm not exactly going to die if I never get an answer but I'd sure like to know how that one happened. Of course I'll forget to ask a doc whenever I go next.

Do you lay on one side more than the other?


NASCAR driver.  Only makes left turns, so ear wax in the right ear comes out and wax in the left ear gets impacted, due to centrifugal force.
 
2022-06-25 12:44:10 PM  
What are they actually for again?
 
2022-06-25 12:46:54 PM  
If you insert the q-tip through the nose, you can clean out the inside of your ears. Get the wax that seeped through.
:)
 
2022-06-25 12:48:03 PM  
DON.MAC:    ///I want altavista back

/ you & me both
 
2022-06-25 12:48:38 PM  
Hey hey hey, now!

Without Q-Tips, some of us would still have beans in our ears!
 
2022-06-25 12:50:41 PM  
Put a q tip real quick in your mouth, hit it w with just a bit, you dont want a wet willie,
Then clean your ears
Wet it, to damp down shenanigan cotton.
Insert,
Your saliva will catch your ear germs.
Guaranteed. Came from the old country, like windex...
And Keith richards
 
2022-06-25 12:51:40 PM  

WoodyHayes: Just used some of them this morning for that very purpose. My entire life my left ear has always produced far more wax than my right ear. I'm not exactly going to die if I never get an answer but I'd sure like to know how that one happened. Of course I'll forget to ask a doc whenever I go next.


The problem is a good Q-tipping can pack in more wax than it removes.  Or remove too much.  Either way, you can do temporary or even permanent damage jamming a stick in there, cotton tip or not.
 
2022-06-25 12:52:33 PM  
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2022-06-25 12:52:40 PM  

zepillin: I've been inserting Q-tips into my ear canal for at least 54 years

I think I'll be okay


No, you wont.

Have you been experiencing qtips problem, call my law office.
Can you hear this?
No, you must call soon.
1555dwychtmnhow
 
2022-06-25 12:53:05 PM  

Kriggerel: Hey hey hey, now!

Without Q-Tips, some of us would still have beans in our ears!


Cant hear you...
Potatoes?
 
2022-06-25 12:54:00 PM  
Because they aren't good for anything else, except maybe cleaning things like electrical contracts with alcohol.
 
2022-06-25 12:54:41 PM  

TWX: Three Crooked Squirrels: What else are they even good for?

Especially the modern ones with the paper stem.  The older ones with wooden stems were stout enough to be used for aggressive cleaning without breaking but the current ones just bend if you do that with them.

I have a few non-medical ones with incredibly long stems used for cleaning electromechanical things like the insides of printers and removable media drives, they only have hard cotton on one end.


Cleaning tape recorder heads/cd lenses
Cleaning NES cartridge connectors
Cleaning inside Centronics connectors
Cleaning inside mechanical mice
Cleaning dog's ears
 
2022-06-25 12:55:32 PM  
I'm actually partially deaf in my right ear - not from years of concertgoing, but from bumping my eardrum with a Qtip.  I must have jostled the little bones out of kilter.
 
TWX
2022-06-25 12:56:17 PM  

ProfessorTerguson: Put a q tip real quick in your mouth, hit it w with just a bit, you dont want a wet willie,
Then clean your ears
Wet it, to damp down shenanigan cotton.
Insert,
Your saliva will catch your ear germs.
Guaranteed. Came from the old country, like windex...
And Keith richards


If you do it right after a shower then there's plenty of moisture in the ear to do the job without requiring saliva.

Unsung_Hero: The problem is a good Q-tipping can pack in more wax than it removes.  Or remove too much.  Either way, you can do temporary or even permanent damage jamming a stick in there, cotton tip or not.


I've found that spinning the Q-tip allows it to grab on to extraneous earwax without pushing earwax down into the ear.  Seems very effective to me.
 
2022-06-25 12:56:37 PM  

ProfessorTerguson: Kriggerel: Hey hey hey, now!

Without Q-Tips, some of us would still have beans in our ears!

Cant hear you...
Potatoes?

o/~
Put a banana in your ear...
o/~

 
2022-06-25 12:58:17 PM  

aleister_greynight: Three Crooked Squirrels: What else are they even good for?

Cleaning the bong stem.


Tear off one end and they're perfect for cleaning out one hitters too.
 
2022-06-25 12:58:28 PM  

koder: We'd rename them to ear dildos but that would be a little too on the nose.


(... and I can't find my ear clit either... sigh)
 
TWX
2022-06-25 12:58:41 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: TWX: Three Crooked Squirrels: What else are they even good for?

Especially the modern ones with the paper stem.  The older ones with wooden stems were stout enough to be used for aggressive cleaning without breaking but the current ones just bend if you do that with them.

I have a few non-medical ones with incredibly long stems used for cleaning electromechanical things like the insides of printers and removable media drives, they only have hard cotton on one end.

Cleaning tape recorder heads/cd lenses
Cleaning NES cartridge connectors
Cleaning inside Centronics connectors
Cleaning inside mechanical mice
Cleaning dog's ears


I always found a knife or other solid metal object best for cleaning buildup off of mouse rollers.  I never needed to clean Centronics connectors, and I never cleaned a Nintendo cartridge before no longer having an NES.

I also use them when dealing with built-up corrosion on PCBs, I can get down in among the components to clean the board witihout having to remove components.  Still have to be careful not to leave cotton wisps on any protruding pins though.
 
2022-06-25 12:59:36 PM  
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2022-06-25 1:01:07 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: TWX: Three Crooked Squirrels: What else are they even good for?

Especially the modern ones with the paper stem.  The older ones with wooden stems were stout enough to be used for aggressive cleaning without breaking but the current ones just bend if you do that with them.

I have a few non-medical ones with incredibly long stems used for cleaning electromechanical things like the insides of printers and removable media drives, they only have hard cotton on one end.

Cleaning tape recorder heads/cd lenses
Cleaning NES cartridge connectors
Cleaning inside Centronics connectors
Cleaning inside mechanical mice
Cleaning dog's ears


When does the nes come back party start at your place?

Rc pro am, duck hunt...then I'm cool.
 
2022-06-25 1:01:09 PM  

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Bobby pins are my ear cleaner of choice too. They scoop without impacting. Every so often, I'll use some hydrogen peroxide and let it dissolve the excess wax in my ears.

/Weird side note? All cats love ear wax. Offer them a dirty qtip with some on it and see.
 
2022-06-25 1:02:03 PM  
Because I don't like "swimmers ear".
 
2022-06-25 1:02:37 PM  
Cleaning between the numbers on my Touch-ToneTM phone?
 
2022-06-25 1:03:20 PM  

ProfessorTerguson: [Fark user image 284x177]


Is that Grouchy?
 
2022-06-25 1:06:19 PM  
Meh, if you're really careful you can get most of the surface bacteria and sludge out of your urethra.
 
2022-06-25 1:06:27 PM  

zepillin: I've been inserting Q-tips into my ear canal for at least 54 years

I think I'll be okay


One day you may spontaneously combust. Either that or you'll come down with Lupus.
 
2022-06-25 1:07:08 PM  
Fun fact! The "Q" in "Q-Tip" is short for "Quality!"

/learned that in a bar quiz a couple weeks ago
//it may not be correct, I haven't bothered to google it, and the quiz master has been known to be wrong before
///there are not 3 pyramids at Giza
 
2022-06-25 1:07:13 PM  

DON.MAC: Around here some pharmacist sell ear candles.  Guess on which product they sell that causes me to never shop there again...

/I used some ear candles on a fake ear on a carbon monoxide detector.  One out of 5 of them produced high levels of CO.  I expect CO kills bugs but I can't find any sold references and modern google thinks CO2=CO.
//maybe CO kills ear mites
///I want altavista back


Why do you have a fake ear just lying around?
 
2022-06-25 1:09:05 PM  
Secret Lifehack: keep a few Qtips in your wallet while traveling overseas in case of this one emergency
 
2022-06-25 1:09:15 PM  
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