According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, the wax in our ears serves as a self-cleaning agent with protective, lubricating, and antibacterial properties. It traps the dirt and dust particles and prevents them from reaching the eardrum. Without cerumen, our ears would be dry and itchy.
Doctors, specifically the otolaryngologists, advise us to avoid cleaning our ears; the ear canals are capable of doing that on their own. Aided by chewing and jaw movement, old earwax constantly moves from the ear canal to the ear opening where it usually dries, flakes, and falls out. We may then use a cloth to wash the external ear.
Using items such as cotton-tipped applicators or bobby pins are not recommended. These things will only push the wax deeper into the ear canal and lead to cerumen impaction.
However, the self-cleaning mechanism of the ear canal may fail sometimes and also cause the cerumen to accumulate.
To treat cerumen impaction, the doctor may perform any of the three options: irrigation, manual extraction, and topical preparations. They may also combine any of these methods.
In the video below, Dr. Paul manually extracted the boy’s impacted cerumen first before they flushed the huge chunk of earwax from his ear.
It may be gross, but still, you won’t be able to look away.
This Guy Reveals the 3 Stages of Jihad And It’s Terrifying
Citing verses from the Holy Quran, this guy claims there are “3 Stages of Jihad.”
This controversial video has been making rounds on social media lately. While the clip was first uploaded on YouTube back in 2012, it has managed to capture the attention of netizens once again as this guy, who goes by the handle Acts17Apologetics, shares what he believes are the “Three Stages of Jihad.”
In the said video, he began by expounding the difference between peace-loving Muslims and extreme Jihadists. He then proceeded to take bits of scriptures from the Holy Quran, comparing contrasting teachings contained therein to illustrate his point that, yes, becoming a jihadist is not an event but a process.
YouTuber Acts17Apologetics believes that there are 3 Stages of Jihad.
This Man Lives in a Desolated Village in China, With Only Sheep to Keep Him Company
In a country inhabited by over 1.3 billion people, this man opts to live in this village alone with his sheep.
"Welcome to Xuenshanshe village. Population: One."
According to the United Nations, as of April 22, 2016, there are approximately 1,381,125,681 people living in China. With this figure in mind, the country seems very crowded.
But not in Xuenshanshe, a village located in northwest China’s Gansu Province. Here, a man named Liu Shengjia has been living a solitary life for the past ten years---with nothing and no one but sheep for company.
14 Most Humiliating Status Updates Accidentally Posted on Facebook
Crawl under a rock, you want to.
All of us have one or many Facebook statuses that we wish we didn't post for all the world to see. We're talking about posts that we have consciously written and REALLY planned to share, but later regretted that we did. But do you know what's worse than these posts? Those that you accidentally posted. Words that you were supposed to type on Google search but somehow typed them on the FB status bar and then you pressed enter. Or feeds that were linked to your Spotify account, which broadcasted ALL the stuff you've been listening to, like pr0n sound effects.
Yep, embarrassing as sh*t. Here's 14 of some of the most humiliating status updates that were accidentally posted on Facebook.
#1. Something smells funky.
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