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An Asmat native demonstrates the technique of cleaning the ear canal with a young sago grub. "You have to hold onto the tail", they caution, "never let go, you don't want the worm getting lost and coming out the other ear!" Down river from the Sawa village, Irian Jaya, Indonesia. (Man Eating Bugs page 74 Top)

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An Asmat native demonstrates the technique of cleaning the ear canal with a young sago grub. "You have to hold onto the tail", they caution, "never let go, you don't want the worm getting lost and coming out the other ear!" Down river from the Sawa village, Irian Jaya, Indonesia. (Man Eating Bugs page 74 Top)