“With a nod to the late, great Yul Brynner as the King - "Tis a puzzlement."
One member of the science committee is Rep Paul Broun (R-GA), who, despite having an MD after his name, doesn't believe in embryology ("Lies from the pit of Hell). Unless the curriculum was different at his med school from most others, he had to have studied the slides in med school.”
blacklace382 on Dec 3, 2013 at 21:46:57
“lol, he was there in body only. Oy could that be a trait of an alien? :-)”
“Fortunately, the eardrum is quite deep within the ear canal, and one would have to really jam a Q-tip quite a ways in to come anywhere near the eardrum. The wall of the ear canal is pretty sensitive to touch, and trying to push a Qtip that far in would cause considerable pain before you got close to the drum. So, possible, but not particularly likely.
What swabs will do is push wax deeper into the canal, and cause it to accumulate.”
“Years ago, while doing her annual checkup, I found a small pearl nestled against the ear drum of the 4 yr old daughter of one of the pedaitricians with whom I worked. Her dad was actually quite pleased with the find, and said they had been looking for the pearl, which had gone missing from a famiy heirloom.”