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Video: Ear Cleaning In India

I have a hideous confession to make. I'm absolutely fascinated by medical techniques and beauty rituals practiced in other countries. No matter how archaic, revolting (to our Western sensibilities), or dubious, I can't get enough of reading about or watching this stuff. That said, there's no way you'll find me willingly engaging in these activities, so it's a vicarious thrill.

Since it's almost Halloween, I thought this YouTube clip of an American having his ear cleaned by a street vendor in Benares, India, would make for some pretty scary viewing. It's not the practice I object to; it's the concept of "no sterilization." Just remember to pack the Q-tips on your next overseas trip.

Filed under: Arts and Culture, Asia, India, Video, Budget Travel, Travel Health

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