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Q-tips big as the end of your finger

Never put anything in your ear smaller than the end of your finger.
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People clean their ears with Q-Tips. People aren't supposed to put things smaller than the end of their finger in their ears. Q-Tips warns of that with their product.

Q-Tips calls itself the safety swab, because, before Q-tips, swabs had cotton only on one end of the stick. The other end could puncture an eardrum or poke an eye.

With my idea for Q-Tips as big as the end of your finger, Q-Tips could move forward their historic mission of safety. Or, a competitor could finally outpace them.

The end of the big-as-the-end-of-your-finger Q-Tip might require a component other than cotton on a stick.

Mustardface, Jan 14 2005

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       Oh, ears. Ah. Okay.
RayfordSteele, Jan 14 2005
  

       erm. just use your finger it you are concerned.

I've never heard this advice before (what if you have disportionally thin fingers..).
neilp, Jan 14 2005
  

       and Diamonds as Big as the Ritz.
bristolz, Jan 14 2005
  

       //I've never heard this advice before//   

       Maybe because this is the "if you masturbate, hair will grow on the palms of your hand" sort of advice.   

       I don't think this are of any use, first because if our fingers were enough to clean the inside of our ears Q-tips may have never been invented.
Pericles, Jan 14 2005
  

       These exist, although I can't find a quick link to a photo. The tips of the swabs are larger than the average Q-tip, firmer, and slightly more tapered. <TMI>The tip itself looks similar to a reservoir-end condom tip</TMI>
reensure, Jan 14 2005
  

       I was always told "...smaller than your elbow", which I assume was just so adults could watch children trying to stuff their elbows into their ears. Is there a market for this too?
tiromancer, Jan 14 2005
  

       "Smaller than a tennis ball," is another one.
Detly, Jan 14 2005
  

       Do they have auger-shaped q-tips yet? like a cotton screw for your ears?   

       If not, that idea is ALL mine.
Letsbuildafort, Jan 14 2005
  
      
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