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Congressman Eats His Earwax on Live TV, Then Blames Hangnails

"My mom always told me to keep my fingers out of my mouth, and now I know why"

House Judiciary Committee meetings are already incredibly thrilling and action-packed, obviously, but last week, things got even more interesting after Florida Congressman Joe Garcia picked his ear and ate it.

Of course, the whole thing was recorded live on C-SPAN. In the video above, you can clearly see the Democrat digging in his ear, inspecting his findings, placing them into his mouth, and then going back for seconds.

He got an earful (get it?) from lots of grossed-out people, so yesterday, he took to Twitter to respond:

Okay, okay, we guess that’s a valid explanation, but he sounds so defensive. Something is just not quite right here. Either way, now he knows that what happens on C-SPAN apparently doesn’t just stay on C-SPAN.

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