Why does earwax taste so nasty?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by 2nd man down, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Bugs and things have defence mechanisms in the form of vibrant colours and nasty tastes...so what on earth is earwax defending itself against?? :-?

    (step forward tMP's formerly unknown E.N.T. specialist. There has to be one, we have experts in everything else!)
     
  2. six pints

    six pints Active Member

    why exactly did you eat earwax anyway?!!
     
  3. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    I was out of branston and it looks kinda similar
     
  4. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    JOKE!!! Sheesh! :roll:
     
  5. six pints

    six pints Active Member

    lol!!

    anyway back on topic ;) i thought earwax was to catch dust and other dirt in ur ears, so maybe thats why is tastes so nasty- ie its the dirt that tastes minging!
     
  6. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    It tastes nasty because it's poisonous and if you eat it you'll turn into a big slug and get eaten by birds.
    Don't eat earwax or you might die.

    (I have no idea, maybe its a way to warn off ear eaters)
     
  7. ComputerBloke

    ComputerBloke Member

    What does earwax taste like?
    Never tried it myself.

    Bertie Botts Every-Flavour Beans have an earwax flavour bean...Professor Dumbledore says so...

    What do people think about blood? I quite like it myself.
    You know --- when you accidentally bite your tongue or brush your teeth too hard and your teeth bleed...yum.
     
  8. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    Not a fan of the old human blood myself, I prefer it from a nice (beef) steak!
     
  9. six pints

    six pints Active Member

    you know how your own blood tastes like pennys? well other peoples doesnt (ccording to my friend anyway)
     
  10. ComputerBloke

    ComputerBloke Member

    I guess it tastes like pennies because it is metallic - it's got a mettally taste.

    BTW, how do you know what other people's blood tastes like?
    I thought Angel got upto that kind of thing, not Willow ;)
     
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  12. 2nd man down

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    So how come loogies don't taste nearly as bad?...erm...allegedly...so I'm told...er...a-hem. :roll:
     
  13. six pints

    six pints Active Member

    my friend was snogging her lad and he had a nosebleed. not very exciting really
     
  14. nickjones

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    Anywayyyyyyy ears.....just a mingy thing that happened to me...I had a perforated eardrum about 10 years ago and needed an op to sort it out after over 20 ear infections... my ear was cut open and a new ear drum was made from some inner ear skin...when I woke up from general anethetic , I sat up and had all this ear mess dribble out of my ear...a nice nurse sorted it all out and cleaned my ear up ( thanks to the ENT Clinic at Ysbyty Gwynedd ). I could not get rid of the taste of ear wax for weeks after...was the most minging taste ever( Apart from Pimms ugh).
    All I have to show is a small scar near my hairline and a hatered for ear wax and pimms... :D
     
  15. ComputerBloke

    ComputerBloke Member

    What's a "loogie"?
     
  16. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Earwax and Vodka sure, but earwax and Pimms?? Yeuch!!
     
  17. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    You never hocked a loogie?? snot man...snot!
     
  18. ComputerBloke

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    Never heard that term before!

    Goz, bogey, gob, greenies, but not loogie :D

    Ok, then. Loogies.
    Taste OK, unless you have been knocking down old ceilings without a dust mask, so that black lime is mixed in. Tastes pretty dire with dusty ceiling added, awful colour as well....
     
  19. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    you want to try visiting a sewage treatment plant and getting a nose full of midges that spend their life tramping all over...well, you know what!!

    It makes your boogers look like spotted dick! ;)
     
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  21. Mrs Womble

    Mrs Womble Member

    (QUOTE=2nd man down]I was out of branston and it looks kinda similar[/QUOTE]
    I like Branston but kinda gone off it now thanks 2nd man down no more cheese and Branstone rolls for me:-?
     
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