Why Do We Need Earwax?

Earwax can be a gross and uncomfortable nuisance that builds up in our ears. What's the point of it, and can it tell us anything about our ancestors? Join Trace as he breaks down everything you need to know about More:Digging For Gold: Study Says Your Race Determines Your Earwax "I'm not sure what type of situation would lead you to compare your earwax with anybody else's earwax."The ear: How can you keep it clean and what helps if earwax builds up?"Various ear drops can soften earwax and make it easier to remove. Yet home remedies like warmed olive oil could also work just as well or almost just as well."Earwax: A New Frontier of Human Odor "Scientists from the Monell Center have used analytical organic chemistry to identify the presence of odor-producing chemical compounds in human earwax."What We Can Learn About A Whale From Its "Baleen whales have no need for Q-tips. Water blocks off the ear canal, which has a unique anatomy, so over time wax builds up into what researchers call an earplug."What We Can Learn From "Baylor professors use whale earwax to pioneer a technique for studying whales and ocean contaminants." Ear "Ear wax is a normal product of the ear which protects the skin of the ear from water and infection. Ear wax is formed from wax glands in the external ear canal as well as other components such as dead skin, sweat, and oil."Watch More:Smell Is the Most Powerful Wild Causes Bad Breath? is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube now! on Twitter Carboni on Twitter Green on Twitter Dominguez on Twitter on Facebook on Google+ News the TestTube App:

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