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November 21, 2008

Black Q-tips


From Core77:

    Weird Japanese products: Black Magic Q-tips

    Every year my friend goes to Japan and brings me back omiyage (a souvenir); every year I tell her she shouldn't have gone to the trouble. But this year's souvenir, which I just received, is too weird not to appreciate.

    You're probably asking yourself, as I did, why the heck would they make jet-black Q-tips? Think about it for a second, see if you can figure it out, then read the next paragraph for the answer.

    Ear wax is yellowish; the high contrast of a black Q-tip shows you exactly how much you're "getting." My friend assures me I will be amazed (horrified is more like it) after using these.



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November 21, 2008 at 03:01 PM | Permalink


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Heh, joe your friend is cheap, that pack cost me 100 yen. About 1 dollar.

Posted by: Don | Dec 3, 2008 9:12:34 AM

This is an interesting concept. One of my friends loves Q-tips, I am going to send this to her and see what she thinks.

Posted by: Alissa | Nov 25, 2008 9:36:52 AM


Posted by: clifyt | Nov 23, 2008 10:38:04 PM

I would like to see a used one.

Posted by: xx | Nov 23, 2008 9:40:18 PM

Oooh, I saw it yesterday, and I forgot to guess. I was going to guess eraser heads, like it's a container of pencils, seen from the top down!

Posted by: Lilorfnannie | Nov 21, 2008 7:01:53 PM

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