6 Fun (Gross) Facts About Earwax

6 Fun (Gross) Facts About Earwax

by Morgan Heinrich

Written by Morgan Heinrich| #EarwaxMD @EoseraInc


Are zebras black with white stripes or white with black stripes?

Did you know... 

Many zoologists would say that a zebra is white because its stripes end towards the belly and the belly is mostly white. Others would say that a zebra is black because if you shaved all the fur off a zebra the skin is mostly black. So it really depends on how you want to look at it.


Right now, you might be wondering "what does a zebra have to do with earwax?"

But my question to you is, are you one of those people who love having a plethora of random information? Do you often share it at the dinner table? Do your conversations begin with "Did you know that..."?

If so, this blog is for you- my fun fact lovers. Here are some gooey fun facts that you probably never knew about your earwax!

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First, we are going to take an adventure back in time...

Did you know...

1. In the past, earwax was used as a lip balm. This means people stuck their fingers or tools into their ears and then smeared it on their lips- YUCK! 

2. Earwax was also used as a salve or soothing ointment for puncture wounds.

No way... The 1832 edition of the American Frugal Housewife said that "nothing was better than earwax to prevent the painful effects resulting from a wound by a nail or skewer"; and also recommended earwax as a solution for cracked or dry lips.3 cotton swabs with wax.jpg

3. (Here's a fun one). In the early days of publishing, earwax was often a component of printer's ink.

In medieval times, earwax and other substances such as urine (yes... urine) were used to prepare pigments used by scribed to illustrated illuminaed manuscripts. 

4. Before waxed threads became available, seamstresses often used their own earwax to prevent the end of thread from fraying.

This means that people's clothes had other people's earwax on them... clothes were similar to wearable cotton swabs. 

Now, let's fast forward to present day earwax...

Did you know...

5. Today, anthropologists examine earwax when tracking human migratory patterns.

According to the University of Delaware, earwax can reveal a range of information. Earwax can indicate where a person's ancestry is from to the smelliness of their sweat.

What does your earwax say about your ancestry and your sweat? Click here to read our blog and find out for yourself!

 

6. Scientists also study the earwax of other animals. In whales (with no teeth), earwax can be used to determine the age of the whale as well as the areas in the ocean where they have traveled.

Best of luck to you sharing these at the dinner table!


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