“Researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center have found that the smell of ear gold varies by race. The volatile organic compounds in earwax — call it cerumen, if you’re in a scientific mood — can contain key information about your body and your environment.
Earwax can be a pretty valuable source of information, according to these researchers. Molecules get trapped in the sticky, waxy goo, holding clues about a person’s life. But since people tend to clean their ears, it’s not clear how long information can be retained in the wax — a couple of hours, a couple of months.”
The title of this article alone should make you want to read it. If not, the bad puns and the weird science probably won’t convince you. I hope it makes you laugh as much as I did.