Digging For Gold: Study Says Your Race Determines Your Earwax Scent

Digging For Gold: Study Says Your Race Determines Your Earwax Scent

“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.

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