National Geographic : 1942 Jun
Hidden Key to the Pacific 781 He Can Carry a Parcel in His Ear Distended ear lobes still are fashionable in the Carolines. This Truk islander pierced his lobes when he was a boy, then painfully stretched them until he could wear large, heavy ornaments in the "pockets." If he has too many packages to carry in his hands, he can tuck a few away in his ear loops. For a Trip through the Brush, the Truk Islander Ties Back His Ears Otherwise the dangling loop of skin might catch in a bush or tree.