I have an issue the grocery store corn huskers. If you spend any time around the corn on the cob bin at your local grocer you will notice people opening and pealing back the husk to inspect the corn. They seem to pick only one of every four ears they husk. What the hell are you looking for, corn boars? Out of all the corn I have ever purchased I have yet to ever find an ear with a corn boar on it.
I did see them when I worked on a farm that had 20 acres of corn planted on it. There we would feel the end of the corn and then you tell if they were present or not. We felt the end of every ear through the husk, and if there was a lump or a valley we would open the ear to inspect.
You don’t have to strip the corn to inspect it. Simply feel the last two inches of the cob through the husk. You should be able to feel how developed the kernels are. If you need to have large kernels right up to the end you should be able to feel it unless you have neuropathy in your fingers. You should be able to feel where the developed kernels end and the immature kernels begin. If you feel a strange lump or a valley under the surface; there is probably a boar present. If you buy an ear with a bore on it, just cut off the damaged end and eat the corn as normal.
Please stop husking the corn in the store. It really isn’t cool.