This morning when I woke up, my ear was itching. So I naturally scratched it just inside the ear, when a huge ball of wax came out stuck to the tip of my pinky. It was bigger than a pea, and was super sticky and a really dark orange. I have never once had an issue with ear wax before. In fact, I usually hardly have any to speak of. So this great big ball that dropped out was quite a nasty little surprise to me. You'd also think that if that thing was in there for a while, I would have noticed something wasn't right with my ear, but I hadn't noticed any problems. It's like it formed overnight or something. Naturally I have been checking my ears periodically, but nothing else has emerged.