…as Poirot would say? Or just little ear treasures? What is it about Q-Tips that makes you look at them after removal to see what little treasures might be bestowed upon you? Perhaps something grew in there as you slept.
I always think about the scene in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, where little creatures are inserted into Chekov and some other dude through their ear canals. I keep hoping if I dig hard enough I might find one.