Maybe it’s time to give our earwax a little bit more respect. It turns out earwax’s odor holds a lot of clues about who we are and the kind of life we lead, according to scientists at the Monell Center. What foods do you eat? What’s your health like, and what hidden disease could you have? These answers and more are found in the smell of our earwax. Our earwax odor can even be used to identify us. Remember that next time you toss your Q-tip away.