Monday, March 7, 2011


The Japanese beetle, found in the eastern United States and Canada, is the only bug in these countries you need be concerned about if it becomes lodged in your ear, for it can chew through your eardrum in a matter of minutes. Other bugs can be removed without the same urgency.

I thought they were too big to get in our ears!  Not!  I had one of those beetles that look like pale brown spotted lady bugs in my ear and didn't know it until I went to the doctor who found and removed it when I was there for bronchitis or something.  It caused quite the stir with the nurses.  I still feel weird about it. 


David Dust said...

Bugs freak me out - so one living in my ear would be an absolute nightmare.


mrs. miss alaineus said...

someone paid me a quarter once to eat a bug that looked like that.....


and in true irony, my word for verification is 'chowt'