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Monday, April 21, 2008

Inverts in the Ear

The Blieman brothers have put up an invert post about a tiny crab invading the ear of a friend with painful results.

This one touches a childhood fear of mine: an invert in the ear. Specifically for me it was a fear of a spider or an earwig crawling in my ear when I was asleep.

Scorpions? No problem. In my boots? Sure, whatever.

Tarantulas, yeah I loved them as pets (Much to Mom's chagrin!)

Earwig on my sleeping bag... Holy Sh*t! Get it (or me) outa here.

Fortunately I eventually outgrew that as an irrational fear, but earwigs are still my least favorite invert. Of course Ceti Eels in the Wrath of Khan did nothing to help matters.


  1. yeah, those Ceti Eels gave me the heebie geebies too.

    And I have this irrational dislike of giant millipedes and isopods...just plain creepy

  2. Ok, that's just plain wicked cool and creepy. My childhood fear come true...

  3. Kaaaaaaahn!

    Yeah... that scares the daylights out of me too.

  4. This sort of thing never used to be a fear of mine. Then about 5 years ago I had a winged ant crawl into my ear while I was blacklighting. We eventually managed to dislodge it, but now this sort of thing always gives me the heebie jeebies.

  5. I irrationally hate earwigs too... don't know why, no problems with anything else. I once picked up a car that had been sitting for the winter and thousands of earwigs had made their home in the wheel well... they poured out as we drove down the street.


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