Atta Ikede

January 10, 2010

The Qtip situation in America

Filed under: Uncategorized — attaikede @ 5:14 pm

I know that normally we all feel like American things are bigger and better. Most of that is true.  I still get really shocked when I go to the restroom in a movie theater and find there are like 40 stalls in there.  Even the Scotiabank theater in downtown Toronto wasn’t that huge!

Anyway, you’ll be happy to know there’s definitely one thing that Canadians do bigger and better than Americans. Qtips! I thought there was something fishy about American Qtips the whole time I’ve been living here. Even though I buy Qtip brand, they feel hard and ghetto like the Life brand ones in Shoppers. I just assumed my ears had become high maintenance, but no! My ears are fine! When I was back home over Thanksgiving, I had to use my little brother’s Qtips and I immediately noticed they were more fluffy. In fact, when I was packing up my stuff to fly back here, I took all his Qtips! That really annoyed him and he thought I was going crazy, so I left him a few with him. Boy am I regretting that now! As you can see in the photo below, the American Qtip is obviously shorter and less fluffy than the Canadian one. I don’t even have to point out which is which.

Cross border Qtip comparison

(And yes, in case you’re wondering, I “posed” the Qtips on a scarf for this photo. That was the only way to get a photo of Qtips to look uncreepy!)



  1. hahaha! good to know!

    Comment by picnic buddy — January 10, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

  2. I always knew Canada is better at most things… just never thought it would be ear cleansing products!

    Comment by Lisa — January 15, 2010 @ 7:10 am

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