While a woman was sleeping on the beach in California, a tiny earwig climbed into her ear, and burrowed foward. Several days later, the woman went to her doctor complaining of a terrible earache. After peering into her ear, the doctor sat back. "I can't see anything," he said. "Let's see what an X-ray can tell us." When the film came back, the doctor sat down with his patient and her husband now in his office.
"Now I want you to stay calm. An earwig is burrowing through your ear canal. We can't get to it. The only thing we can do is to wait a couple of weeks until it makes it's way clear through your skull. It will climb out of your other ear and you'll be fine."
Of course, when the woman heard the news, she was not fine. She became hysterical. It took her husband and three nurses to hold her down, just so the doctor could give her a tranquilizer.
"We'll hospitalize her and keep her heavily medicated for the next couple of weeks," the doctor said to the husband. "That should help her get through this."
Sure enough, about two weeks later, the earwig crawled out of the woman's ear. The husband was at his wife's bedside when the tiny creature appeared. He grabbed it and put it in a empty water bottle. The next day, the couple, with the earwig in the bottle, sat down wth the doctor for a final examination.
"Let's get another set of X-rays," the doctor said. It took a little longer for the film to return this time. When the X-rays finally arrived, the woman, her husband, and the doctor all assembled in the office once more.
"I'm afraid I have to modify my diagnosis," the doctor said.. "I've examined the earwig and the X-rays." He took a deep breath. "This was a female. It must have been pregnant when it crawled into your ear canal. It's laid it's eggs in your skull. When the eggs hatch, the young earwigs will devour your brain."
(And to creep you out even more....
*Dr Finds Spider in womans Ear...
"ATHENS, Greece (June 9, 2002 4:20 p.m. EDT) - An Athens doctor who examined a 33-year-old woman after she complained of headaches, removed a spider that had made its home in her ear, a Greek television station said Sunday.
Private Star channel reported that Doctor Evangelos Gollas removed the
spider and showed video footage he had recorded of the spider inside the
"When I examined the patient, I was surprised to find a spider's web and
then I saw there was movement," Gollas said. "The woman drove a motorcycle
and she had suddenly felt a strange feeling in her ear ... It appears this
was the time the spider entered her ear.
The patient, who was not identified, suffered no injury from the incident,
the doctor said.
"The spider found itself in her ear, and because the temperature is ideal
there, it stayed," Gollas said.