Australian Politico’s Ear Wax Snack is International Sensation

In a testament to the power of viral video, a piece of six-year-old footage showing Australia’s opposition leader Kevin Rudd probing his ear and then placing his finger in his mouth has caused such a stir that it has been featured in newspapers the world over, as well as on The Tonight Show.

Said Rudd, who leads John Howard in the polls and looks likely to become Australia’s new PM next month: “I’m really pleased about that — how did I go on Jay Leno? All of us in public and private life I’m sure would wish our behavior to be more ideal.”