In the creepy-crawly world, there is one insect that stands out with its ability to spook even the toughest of humans.
I’m talking, of course, about the cockroach.
Even the search for an image of a cockroach sent shivers down my spine. While humans spend their entire lives working hard to make a living, it seems that a cockroach’s only goal in life is to creep humans out.
I’m sure they intentionally developed wings just to intensify our horror when we-
Cockroach: OK, that’s just slander, at this point.
Me: *jumps back in fear* What are you doing on my des- wait you can READ?
Cockroach: Of course we can. Many of us even go to university. Hoomans tend to generalise us and give us a bad name, when all we really want is to be friends with you hoomans.
Me: Aw, that’s kind of sad actually.
Cockroach: It is. That’s why we have to resort to crawling on your walls and sometimes into men’s ears to try and build a relationship.
Me: Wow, I’m really sorry that we’ve been- WAIT, YOU WHAT?
Chinese Man Has Earache, Discovers He Has Family Of Cockroaches Living in His Ear
A 24-year-old man in China recently made a horrific discovery after he experienced some pain in his ear.
The man, Lu, experienced a sharp pain in his right ear while he was sleeping. So, his family shone a torch in his ear canal to determine the cause of the pain.
They were shocked to find a large cockroach inside the man’s ear.
Lu then went to the Sanhe Hospital in Huiyang to seek medical help for his strange but incredibly disturbing problem.
Cockroach brought his kids
The 24-year-old was examined by an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist Zhong Yijin, who found more than 10 cockroach babies inside the man’s ear.
The cockroach, presumably, got lonely and brought his wife and kids along.
And it’s not just that. According to the media reports, the specialist said the baby cockroaches were “running around” in the man’s ear.
“He said his ear hurt a lot, like something was scratching or crawling inside. It caused a lot of discomfort”, Dr Zhong said.
The doctor then removed the baby insects including their larger mother using a pair of tweezers.
Mr Lu was discharged on the same day, but sustained minor injuries to his right ear canal and was given some ointment.
But how the hell did they get in there in the first place?
The doctor speculated that man’s habit of leaving unfinished food packets near his bed could have attracted the insects.
Reader: But I do that all the time
Well, I guess it’s time to stop, dear reader, unless you want a family of cockroaches running around in your ear. (Or maybe it’s too late)
The hospital’s head of ENT, Dr Li Jinyuan, said that disinfecting drains and sewers can help prevent the spread of cockroaches.
You can also use mosquito nets and screens on windows to stop insects from flying or crawling into people’s noses and ears.
I hope one day, the world will be rid of these creepy disgusting pests.