Black cotton buds
October 16, 2008 11:58pm CST
The first time I saw one, I thought someone used a cotton bud to shine his shoe. After a couple of encounters with it in the trash can, I was already having doubts about my assumptions until recently I found one whole pack on a desk. Checking with the net, I found out that it was indeed a new product from Japan. Some say that this makes it easy to see the earwax. Ebay price: $15 per pack of 70, around 20 cents per stick. Quite expensive for the fad. But if it would be priced equally with white, would you prefer it? Me, I'll stick with white.
17 Oct 08
Hi 2timothy... really? I've never seen something like that and I don't know if I'd like that fad or not. Seems a little weird to me. I guess using black buds will help you see the ear wax better but I don't see why it should be more expensive. Ohwell. For a change huh?
2 Mar 09
I recently read that we don't need cottons buds to remove earwax after all since the ear has a self cleaning mechanism that removes the wax naturally. There is instead the danger of pushing the wax into the ear using the cotton buds causing deafness, irritaions, and even infections.