Jack Pickles of Blackpool has explained to his wife that the wax, and other items, pulled from his ears are things of incredible interest.
Mrs Pickles explained the revelation; "Whatever's going on; eating meals, watching TV or just chatting, if Jack finds something on his finger that's come out his his ear, he has to examine it. I'm sure he's got a collection somewhere."
Mr Pickles denied having a collection, although he admitted it was "a cracking idea."
Mrs Pickles has recently filed for divorce after the giant screen at a sports event showed him comparing two lumps and discussing them with the man next door.