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Inch-Long Cockroach Pulled from Man's Ear
discovery.com ^ | Jan 10, 2014 08:36 AM ET

Posted on 01/11/2014 1:23:26 PM PST by BenLurkin

With the pain becoming excruciating, his flatmate rushed him to hospital where a doctor put oil down the ear canal.

This only forced the two centimeter (0.8 inch) roach to crawl in deeper, before it eventually began to die.

"Near the 10 minute mark ... somewhere about there, he started to stop burrowing but he was still in the throes of death twitching," said Helmer.

At that point the doctor put forceps into his ear and pulled out the cockroach.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.discovery.com ...


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1 posted on 01/11/2014 1:23:26 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Stuff of nightmares.


2 posted on 01/11/2014 1:24:35 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: BenLurkin

Wow, good times had by all.

I am a pretty brave man I would say, and a tough sort, but this would make me have nightmares lol.


3 posted on 01/11/2014 1:25:14 PM PST by Bulwyf
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4 posted on 01/11/2014 1:25:25 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

It could have been worse — it could have been an earwig.


5 posted on 01/11/2014 1:26:12 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: BenLurkin

Another liberal gone.


6 posted on 01/11/2014 1:30:07 PM PST by Viennacon
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7 posted on 01/11/2014 1:35:05 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: vladimir998

This past summer I had to go into work in the middle of the night the neighbors had tripped our alarm. After unlocking the door the police had me go back down and stand at the end of the building nearest the street. As I walk past the building corner a moth flew right into my ear. I was all I could do not to freakout I was just about to go to the cops and asked them to get me some help when the damn thing manage some how to extracted itself. After the build was check and clear and I could go home I did, but I would hve been better off stay as after I got home I didn’t sleep a wink more that night.


8 posted on 01/11/2014 1:35:33 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: BenLurkin

The Cockroach that ate Darwin (the city . . . not the theroist).


9 posted on 01/11/2014 1:37:12 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: YHAOS

I thought it was Cincinnati.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY6tJ_IG4CU


10 posted on 01/11/2014 1:38:05 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

The bad news is..... it was a female.


11 posted on 01/11/2014 1:44:05 PM PST by ansel12 ( Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: dfwgator
Even worse than that...see if you can catch the episode of Rod Serling's "Night Gallery"starring Lawrence Harvey titled The Caterpillar.

Earwig. That's all I'll say.

12 posted on 01/11/2014 1:45:34 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: BenLurkin; shibumi

Aaaaaauuugh!

Pregnant earwig ping!


13 posted on 01/11/2014 1:48:30 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Kartographer
When I was a lad in high school....I was standing on the sidelines with my team during a football game. I was standing next to a teammate and I watched as a Japanese beetle landed on his helmet, crawled into the round hole on the side and proceeded to crawl into his ear. It was so fast there wasn't anything I could do.

The boy went ape-shit. Jumping and screaming. It was fortunate that I could tell the coach what had happened and they were able to extract the little bugger bastid right quick.

14 posted on 01/11/2014 1:50:31 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: BenLurkin

Some years ago, when I had my checkup at the VA, the doc was using the light to check out my ear canals. I apologized to her that I forgot to clean them and they were probably pretty waxy.

She said that was no problem. She once was inspecting a ‘Nam vet who lived on the streets and when she looked through the glass, a large white worm with black eyes looked back out at her.


15 posted on 01/11/2014 1:53:08 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: BenLurkin

When I was working in the Emergency Room of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, we had a very similar case, although it was a 3 yr. old child who had the cockroach in his ear.

The warm oil killed the cockroach, and it was easily removed without incident and the child was sent home with his mother.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 1:56:07 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: BenLurkin

This happened on a camp overnight. A girl started screaming hysterically.

She was taken to the hospital, where doctors found a Japanese beetle in her ear. It was banging against her ear drum.

If you ever sleep on the ground outside, you might want to wear ear plugs.


17 posted on 01/11/2014 2:01:09 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: BenLurkin
I worked for many years in an ER located in a major city.Cockroaches in ears was a common complaint...usually among the more economically deprived patients.Creepy ain't the word for it.
18 posted on 01/11/2014 2:05:27 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Uncle Chip

That happened to my father several years ago. He had an earwig in his ear and it was very painful. We got him to the doctor asap and the doctor got it out.


19 posted on 01/11/2014 2:06:33 PM PST by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Ya. The scariest Night Gallery ever.


20 posted on 01/11/2014 2:07:39 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Oatka
Many years ago, I had severe ear irritation, so the doc took a look and said I was plugged up with wax......he did the oil thing, but it wouldn't budge, so he sent me home with instructions to re-douche a few times and come back in three days.

He still had a tough go of it, but when it came out it was the size and shape of a cigarette filter, and hard as a rock.

Wifey and I have since learned the ear lavage techniques and do me up about four times a year.

21 posted on 01/11/2014 2:09:21 PM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: vladimir998

Night Gallery, Laurence Harvey, earwig and victims.
Crazy!!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0660818/reviews


22 posted on 01/11/2014 2:10:51 PM PST by V K Lee
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To: BenLurkin

Boy, you should have seen the booger I pulled out of my nose the other day. It crawled away by itself after I managed to wipe it on something nearby.


23 posted on 01/11/2014 2:20:29 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: dfwgator

Thanks! Was hoping to see a Wrath of Khan reference early!


24 posted on 01/11/2014 2:22:33 PM PST by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: Kartographer
hmm..who ever said, better clip those ear hairs was a good thing?

25 posted on 01/11/2014 2:27:18 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: ErnBatavia

Have you ever used ear candles?


26 posted on 01/11/2014 2:31:37 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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OMG, stop sharing your gross stories! Instead of just when sleeping, I think I’ll go through life wearing ear plugs...


27 posted on 01/11/2014 2:36:42 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I was sleeping one night and felt this thing land on my stomach and start to burrow in through my belly button. I screamed as I tried to gouge out the bug. The pain was excruciating and I passed out.

When I woke up I found myself on a ledge of a building, holding a phone and the person was on the other end telling me to jump. Things got a bit foggy after that, but needless to say I believe I saved Zion, got the girl and developed a whole new perspective on science fiction....

Or was it?

KHAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNN!!!!’n


28 posted on 01/11/2014 2:38:41 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: BenLurkin

29 posted on 01/11/2014 2:39:37 PM PST by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: andyk

Nope - by all accounts that whole thang is an old-wives tale.


30 posted on 01/11/2014 2:45:39 PM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: USMCPOP

Awesome


31 posted on 01/11/2014 3:02:03 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Got an earwig in my ear one hot humid Austin night almost 30 years ago. Excruciating pain. Nothing I did would dislodge it; it would just burrow deeper.

Finally poured some rubbing alcohol in my ear and he fell out dead.

Probably not the best plan, but it worked.


32 posted on 01/11/2014 3:27:08 PM PST by Hazwaste (Democrats are like slinkies. Only good for pushing down stairs.)
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To: vladimir998

I promise to stuff cotton in each ear from now on!


33 posted on 01/11/2014 3:50:32 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: ErnBatavia
A bit more pro-active and healthier might be to dip a q-tip in Hydrogen Peroxide (just till it is damp) and stick in the ear till you hear no more bubbling sound. Then if you want dip one in water and quickly swab that ear out.

I never have wax buildup and never have persistent ear infections.. ever.
34 posted on 01/11/2014 4:01:05 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
If you ever sleep on the ground outside, you might want to wear ear plugs.

Then you won't hear the bears sneaking up.

35 posted on 01/11/2014 4:03:45 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: eartrumpet

Ok, the system isn’t perfect...


36 posted on 01/11/2014 4:05:39 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: RitaOK

You might get a boll weevil in your ear.


37 posted on 01/11/2014 4:18:38 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: BenLurkin

I was coon hunting one night, shining a tree, when a moth flew into my ear. It was excruciatingly painful and the moth lived for a couple of hours or so until I could get out of the woods with my dog, get to a drug store for an ear syringe, and flush the moth out with soapy water. As soon as the soapy water hit my ear canal, I could feel the life sucked out of that moth. Ever since, I’ve been paranoid as hell whenever bugs fly around my ears.


38 posted on 01/11/2014 4:19:46 PM PST by bluetick (If you're going to err, err on the side of liberty.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
KHAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNN!!!!’n
Oh! ..the memories or is it the nightmares..was it 1983?

39 posted on 01/11/2014 4:30:32 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Freestate316

Oh, now that’s comforting. .)


40 posted on 01/11/2014 4:31:38 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Teacher317
LOL! ..My little FRiend!
..must've been a hell of a party!

41 posted on 01/11/2014 4:34:47 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Kartographer
This past summer I had to go into work in the middle of the night the neighbors had tripped our alarm. After unlocking the door the police had me go back down and stand at the end of the building nearest the street. As I walk past the building corner a moth flew right into my ear. I was all I could do not to freakout I was just about to go to the cops and asked them to get me some help when the damn thing manage some how to extracted itself. After the build was check and clear and I could go home I did, but I would hve been better off stay as after I got home I didn’t sleep a wink more that night.

You were so screwed.

42 posted on 01/11/2014 4:37:06 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: BenLurkin

A few years ago we were camping with the Cub Scouts Father/Son weekend and a friend of mine had an earwig crawl in his ear. We got it out by putting a bright flashlight against his ear and it came toward the warm lens.

Was scary though. Thankfully it was an adult leader and not one of the scouts.


43 posted on 01/11/2014 4:40:45 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: bluetick

Maybe that is the evolutionary reason hair grows long on our head. To protect the ears.


44 posted on 01/11/2014 4:56:34 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: BenLurkin
No need to worry about bugs in your ears with this hairdo:

I know a guy who managed to get a bug out of his ear by shining a flashlight in his ear. Apparently, the bug was attracted to the light and walked out by itself.

45 posted on 01/11/2014 5:01:41 PM PST by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: autumnraine

Interesting observation. Bad news for those with male pattern baldness thought if that’s the case.


46 posted on 01/11/2014 5:08:18 PM PST by bluetick (If you're going to err, err on the side of liberty.)
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To: vladimir998

This makes me want to wear earmuffs to bed!


47 posted on 01/11/2014 5:20:31 PM PST by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: Teacher317

Re# 29
That looks like a cockeyed poodle face viewed thru beer glasses...


48 posted on 01/11/2014 5:35:29 PM PST by BigSkyVic
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To: ErnBatavia
50% hydrogen peroxide and water solution does wonders for loosening earwax.
Jus' sayin'
49 posted on 01/11/2014 5:44:46 PM PST by Sarajevo (Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank, give a man a bank and he can rob the world)
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To: USMCPOP
“you should have seen the booger I pulled out of my nose the other day. It crawled away by itself after I managed to wipe it on something nearby.”

Thanks for the laugh. I was getting a little heebe jeebe. Nothing like a booger or a fart to lighten things up.

50 posted on 01/11/2014 5:58:06 PM PST by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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