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(Inquirer Philippines)   Australia, land down under: Where whatever isn't poisonous will likely try to burrow into your ear. G'day, mate   (newsinfo.inquirer.net) divider line 36
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2014-01-10 08:35:53 AM
Khannnnnnnnn!!!
 
2014-01-10 08:39:05 AM
Ahh yes, Australia....proof that the earth is trying to kill us at every corner
 
2014-01-10 08:39:21 AM

johnsoninca: Khannnnnnnnn!!!


thescifichristian.com
 
2014-01-10 09:24:54 AM
Maybe that's how Salieri really got Mozart!
 
2014-01-10 10:20:31 AM
We gonna cut you so bad, you gonna wish we didn't cut you so bad.
 
2014-01-10 10:25:09 AM
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just hope they never mutate to fire starting bugs.
 
2014-01-10 10:27:26 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Ahh yes, Australia....proof that the earth is trying to kill us at every corner


You better run, you better take cover...
 
2014-01-10 10:29:01 AM
And if you've ever had a sheep bore into your ear, you know how painful that can be.
 
2014-01-10 10:30:06 AM
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But was it pregnant?
 
2014-01-10 10:41:55 AM
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Click for animated version. Just too heebee-jeebie-giving to post directly.
 
2014-01-10 10:49:46 AM

Diogenes: johnsoninca: Khannnnnnnnn!!!


And we are done here
 
2014-01-10 10:51:16 AM
Yeah, look, subby, "burrowing into your ear" is a euphemism for how we like to have sex down here. Don't like it? Stay home. More canals for the rest of us.
 
2014-01-10 10:55:31 AM

gerbilpox: [i.imgur.com image 320x175]
Click for animated version. Just too heebee-jeebie-giving to post directly.


No way am I clicking that. I can handle spiders, snakes, and to some extent bees, but big roaches like that will make me scream like a little girl. Even looking at that screen cap makes me want to run for the hills with arms flailing over my head.
 
2014-01-10 11:02:44 AM
 
2014-01-10 11:06:45 AM
How the hell did he fit in an ear?

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2014-01-10 11:07:45 AM

Diogenes: johnsoninca: Khannnnnnnnn!!!

[thescifichristian.com image 320x320]


Dammit!  Now i leave satisfied.  I knew someone would put that up!
 
2014-01-10 11:09:41 AM
Can you hear, can you hear the thunder?
 
2014-01-10 11:15:05 AM
Really?  This made the news?
The night I graduated from medic school I fell asleep on the deck (ok, I passed out).  Sometime around 4am I woke up to the sensation of something burrowing into my head (exactly what it felt like), through my ear drum.  I started grabbing at my ear, trying to get whatever it was OUT. Yeah, it hurt, but mostly it was incredibly uncomfortable and maddening.
The girl next to me woke up and initially started laughing (Looking back, I don't blame her, I probably looked hysterical.  Also, this is how medic deal with each other, for the most part).  Then she realized I was serious and probably sober, and started looking.  I'll never forget what she said next:
"Oh shiat"
Thanks, sweetheart.  Way to inspire confidence.
"OK, I need to find a flashlight.  It's really in there, and it's really digging in"
She just hit all the high points.
She starts to go into the house, and I follow her in, stumbling (My balance was screwed).

We get in there and she starts looking in there.  I'm tearing the bathroom apart trying to find tweezers.  She finally sits me down and takes a look.
"Yeah, it's all the way in there"
No kidding.
At this point, it hurts.  I can feel it moving deeper as she's pulling on my ear trying to visualize it.
We find the tweezers, and she starts pulling parts out.  Instead of dying like a good little vermin it goes full speed for my brain stem.  One of the most upsetting things that has ever happened to me.  I thought it was bad, this turned it up to 11.  I felt it reach my eardrum and the pain really started.
At this point I'm yelling at her to stop.  I snatched the tweezers out of her hand and start jabbing them in my ear to try to kill the little bastard.  No dice, I'm just pissing it off more (I give it credit, it probably realizes that the only way to live is to get as deep into this hole as possible).
We try pouring water and then oil into my ear.  No dice.  The thing won't float out.  Still going nuts, but maybe a little slower.
We jump in the car and go to the hospital where I start working in three days.  I blow into the ER (Thank god it was quiet that night), and the ER doc takes one look at me and says "What the fuc...?"
She banishes my friend to the waiting room, and puts me in the corner room.  Within minutes she's asking me kinds of questions that don't really seem relevant.
"What happened?"
"Is that it?  Is that all that happened?  Who was that that brought you in?  Did she hurt you?"

I'm thinking "Lady, look, just get the friggin' bug out of my ear".  I finally looked at her and said "Bug first!  PLEASE"
She grabbed some forceps and started extracting this thing.  It died pretty quickly, but it still took several minutes to get all the parts out.  By the time she got the bug out, my ear was bleeding pretty freely (She eventually hypothesized that the bleeding is what suffocated the bug).  Inch to inch and a half long beetle.  Holy crap.

I didn't realize it, but I had run into my new place of work wearing nothing but shorts, and several rows of blazing red scratches across my chest and back from the celebration festivities from the night before.
Way to start a new job.

Since then I can't count how many bugs I've pulled out of people's ears.  Usually they're homeless or living in poor conditions, but a fair amount come from folks that are snoozing outside.

Not really news worthy without a better story (See above, mine didn't make the news).
 
2014-01-10 11:15:53 AM

SwiftFox: And if you've ever had a sheep bore into your ear, you know how painful that can be.


I had a bad ear infection once.  I have a fair number of other injuries and diseases to compare it to, and in terms of pain it was pretty much the worst of them all.
 
2014-01-10 11:18:30 AM
I had a cockroach crawl into my ear while I was sleeping sometime last year, so I'm getting a real kick &c.

Fortunately it was a very small cockroach and I was able to get it out myself -- I poured hydrogen peroxide into my ear (I figured it's good for removing ear wax and it would probably kill the bug) and used tweezers to fish it out. I probably should have let a professional deal with it but it's kind of hard to think clearly when you can feel an insect crawling around in your ear.
 
2014-01-10 11:23:16 AM

Prey4reign: You know what else from Australia burrowed into your ears?


Get it out! Get it out of my braaaiiiinnnn!!!!
 
2014-01-10 11:28:19 AM

blatz514: How the hell did he fit in an ear?


I don't think that guy's acting is appreciated enough, at least not for that film.
(Ok. Checked IMDB, he does have a bunch of awards, including Saturn award for that film)


As for Australia, I wonder if someone cast a curse on the land or something.
 
2014-01-10 11:32:47 AM
 
2014-01-10 11:42:19 AM
Australia has always been the home of annoying earworms.

/waltzing matilda
//tie me kangaroo down
///anything by men at work
////edelweiss
 
2014-01-10 11:43:42 AM
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Horrifying.
 
2014-01-10 11:57:59 AM

johnsoninca: Khannnnnnnnn!!!


Done in one.
 
2014-01-10 12:12:47 PM
It'd explain a lot if this guy had had an ant farm in his brain

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/Crikey!
 
2014-01-10 12:23:56 PM
Static_Det5:

Reminds me of my bug in ear experience. I was sleeping in my bed and a woken up by this rustling sound in my ear. Not too bad at first. Sounds like blood rushing in my head so I didn't think anything of it. The little farker hits the ear drum and I lose it. Excruciating pain and the noise... oh man the noise was driving me nuts. I start thrashing in the bed waking my fiancee up and she thinks I am losing my mind. Feels like it the thing is boring into my skull. I thought it is a bug but I was not sure. I start punching my ear, poking at it and the sound stops. My ear feels sore, like an ear infection which I had a lot of as a kid, so I think it was an ear infection coming on.

Wake up the next morning and my ear is still sore so I make an appointment with a doctor. Four days later they get me in. I was at Penn so an intern sees me first. I explain the pain as "it felt like a bug was trying to bore through my skull." She takes a look in my ear and goes "I am going to get the attending physician." Sure enough bug stuck in my ear. All the interns come take a look at their first bug in a persons ear. The little bastard wouldn't come out with washing with water so I had to see an ENT specialist to have it removed.
 
2014-01-10 12:35:30 PM

InsaneChemE: Static_Det5:

Reminds me of my bug in ear experience. I was sleeping in my bed and a woken up by this rustling sound in my ear. Not too bad at first. Sounds like blood rushing in my head so I didn't think anything of it. The little farker hits the ear drum and I lose it. Excruciating pain and the noise... oh man the noise was driving me nuts. I start thrashing in the bed waking my fiancee up and she thinks I am losing my mind. Feels like it the thing is boring into my skull. I thought it is a bug but I was not sure. I start punching my ear, poking at it and the sound stops. My ear feels sore, like an ear infection which I had a lot of as a kid, so I think it was an ear infection coming on.

Wake up the next morning and my ear is still sore so I make an appointment with a doctor. Four days later they get me in. I was at Penn so an intern sees me first. I explain the pain as "it felt like a bug was trying to bore through my skull." She takes a look in my ear and goes "I am going to get the attending physician." Sure enough bug stuck in my ear. All the interns come take a look at their first bug in a persons ear. The little bastard wouldn't come out with washing with water so I had to see an ENT specialist to have it removed.


I really didn't have crazy pain.  It hurt, sure, but I felt like I could function.
The absolute insanity was the noise and the sensation in my skull.  Thanks for validating that for me.

I'm surprised that the residents couldn't remove it.  I'd tease my residents if they couldn't nail that sucker.
 
2014-01-10 12:46:47 PM

Static_Det5: InsaneChemE: Static_Det5:

Reminds me of my bug in ear experience. I was sleeping in my bed and a woken up by this rustling sound in my ear. Not too bad at first. Sounds like blood rushing in my head so I didn't think anything of it. The little farker hits the ear drum and I lose it. Excruciating pain and the noise... oh man the noise was driving me nuts. I start thrashing in the bed waking my fiancee up and she thinks I am losing my mind. Feels like it the thing is boring into my skull. I thought it is a bug but I was not sure. I start punching my ear, poking at it and the sound stops. My ear feels sore, like an ear infection which I had a lot of as a kid, so I think it was an ear infection coming on.

Wake up the next morning and my ear is still sore so I make an appointment with a doctor. Four days later they get me in. I was at Penn so an intern sees me first. I explain the pain as "it felt like a bug was trying to bore through my skull." She takes a look in my ear and goes "I am going to get the attending physician." Sure enough bug stuck in my ear. All the interns come take a look at their first bug in a persons ear. The little bastard wouldn't come out with washing with water so I had to see an ENT specialist to have it removed.

I really didn't have crazy pain.  It hurt, sure, but I felt like I could function.
The absolute insanity was the noise and the sensation in my skull.  Thanks for validating that for me.

I'm surprised that the residents couldn't remove it.  I'd tease my residents if they couldn't nail that sucker.


The attending tried as well. Only tried to wash it out and did not go at it with tweezers. The ENT had some trouble as well. The damn thing wouldn't vacuum out so he had to scoop it out. The scoop against the ear drum was worse than the bug.
 
2014-01-10 01:05:29 PM
God, I wish I'd never entered this thread.  Kill me now.
 
2014-01-10 01:28:33 PM
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/China represent!
 
2014-01-10 01:40:55 PM
My co-worker is getting married in 3 months to a guy from Australia and moving there afterwards.  I've taken it upon myself to send her every horrifying Australian poisonous bug/snake/jellyfish/kangaroo/platypus/Koala/shark/cane toad story that I can find.  This story fits right into my scheme.  I especially liked the "I hope it's not a poisonous Spider" comment in the article.

No lack of terrifying material so far.
 
2014-01-10 01:44:27 PM

WordsnCollision: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x343]

/China represent!


CHANGsha hospital. Oddly enough the actor who plays Chang on community is a medical doctor.
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2014-01-10 03:50:40 PM
Fireflies live kind of a sad life in that the males are born, on average, weeks before the females. Since they only live a few days they mostly just buzz around flashing and hoping. The relatively few males born later go into a sexual frenzy servicing the now-abundant females.

I mention all this because at one point a female firefly crawled into my ear and was immediately followed there by, the doctor estimated, 10-15 males all trying desperately to mate. Flashing and crawling madly all the way, the biggest bug sex-a-thon ever to take place in a human ear ensued.

The first doctor in the ER who had a look, I kid you not, fainted. I am guessing were she not surely dead by now, she'd still be hearing about it from her colleagues.
 
2014-01-10 07:04:33 PM

Diogenes: johnsoninca: Khannnnnnnnn!!!


-THIS- is Ceta Alpha V!!!
 
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