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    Itsy Bitsy Earache Turns Into Arachnid Infestation

    ALBANY, Ore. A 9-year-old boy who complained of an earache was a little surprised when the doctor told him that a pair of spiders had tried to make a home out of him.

    "They were walking on my eardrums," said Jesse Courtney.

    One of the spiders was still alive after the doctor flushed the fourth-grader's left ear canal.

    His mother, Diane Courtney, said her son insisted he kept hearing a faint popping in his ear "like Rice Krispies" before the earache sent them to the doctor.

    Dr. David Irvine said it looked like the boy had something in his ear when he examined him, but he could not immediately identify it. So he irrigated the ear, and the first spider came out, dead. The other spider took a second dousing before it emerged, still alive. Both were about the size of a pencil eraser.

    Irvine said it was a first for him as a physician. "It was the only time I ever pulled out an invertebrate," he said.

    Jesse was given the spiders now both dead as a souvenir. He has taken them to school and his mother has taken them to work.

    "It was real interesting, 'cause, two spiders in my ear what next?" Jesse said.

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    I slow down, and then it occurs to me, I'm not afraid of small children"!

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    Same weekend Spiderman III opens...coincidence?

    Somehow I'm guessing the "spiders in the ear" story probably wouldn't make the news most of the time. Not that it's any less newsworthy than most of what makes the news, just speculating aloud here on how easily the press is influenced.

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    omg that has always been a nightmare of mine...
    holy shit....
    omg that has just wigged me out big time!!!!
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    While waves wrapped
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    His cyanotic eyes
    Were hard enough to make
    The sun turn tail and
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    To his world of illusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    omg that has always been a nightmare of mine...
    holy shit....
    omg that has just wigged me out big time!!!!
    Now just relax, ear. Er, I mean dear.

    "When I'm driving along and I see a sign that says, CAUTION: SMALL CHILDREN AHEAD,
    I slow down, and then it occurs to me, I'm not afraid of small children"!

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    Now.... Ya see?? What'd you want to go and post that one for, TheeBadOne ??

    + A million, goz. I might not ever sleep again!!
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    oh man I hate spiders....

    yuck yuck yuck

    Just scary.

    Yuck.

    Anyone ever get centipede's in their house????
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    oh man I hate spiders....

    yuck yuck yuck

    Just scary.

    Yuck.

    Anyone ever get centipede's in their house????

    Yes, I'll see one or two occasionally and I hate them. I have discovered though, that if you scream they will run faster, so it's very important to maintain silence and not alert them to your presence prior to smashing them with a shoe.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Yes, I'll see one or two occasionally and I hate them. I have discovered though, that if you scream they will run faster, so it's very important to maintain silence and not alert them to your presence prior to smashing them with a shoe.
    No way. I'd rather scream. I hate those little monsters. Ugh...oh my god just thinking of it gives me chills. yuck. They're so freaking fast too!!! With 37.75 legs I guess it doesn't come as a surprise, but man they're fast.


    I'm such a wuss when it comes to bugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    No way. I'd rather scream. I hate those little monsters. Ugh...oh my god just thinking of it gives me chills. yuck. They're so freaking fast too!!! With 37.75 legs I guess it doesn't come as a surprise, but man they're fast.


    I'm such a wuss when it comes to bugs.
    If I see a centipede, I kill it. Hairspray or spray starch will paralyze them momentarily, just long enough to get a shoe (the best centipede killing device).

    If I see one in my bedroom just before going to bed I have to kill it or I won't be able to sleep.




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    I was getting in the shower one day, and there was one stuck in my bathtub.

    I turned the shower on, came back like...20 mins later and it was gone. I can't even look at them, they freak me out.

    On top of that, I didn't even shower that day cuz I was too creeped out.

    I was afraid one was going to jump on my from my bathroom exhaust fan or something.

    just thinking of it give me the willies....
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    I've dreamed that a spider was in the bed with me. I got up in the middle of the night and tore the bed apart looking. I don't have a prob with bugs in general but I HATE spiders. Just too creepy.
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    I hate spiders, but I still trap the little bastards with a glass and let them outside. The little jumpy ones bother me less than the big assed ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    I've dreamed that a spider was in the bed with me. I got up in the middle of the night and tore the bed apart looking. I don't have a prob with bugs in general but I HATE spiders. Just too creepy.

    +10000000000! I DESPISE those bastards! I was laying in bed one night watching tv with the lights off. Out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw something moving, and I heard a faint tapping sound. I look, and its a damn spider running right at my head!!! I did one of those full body spasm jump deals. My whole body rose off the bed, and I landed feet first on the ground at the food of my bed. I didnt find the little bastard, but at least he didnt get me. I slept downstairs on the couch that night, and went hunting again for the little bastard the next morning.

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    Louisiana, home of the Brown Recluse and the Widow...

    I think that we are one of the only agencies in the world where we have an officer killed in the line of duty by spider bite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    Louisiana, home of the Brown Recluse and the Widow...

    I think that we are one of the only agencies in the world where we have an officer killed in the line of duty by spider bite.

    http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=16580
    Wow. I knew the bite of a brown recluse was bad, causing a lot of necrosis but I had no idea it could be linked to cancer. That's horrible.
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    Bunch of sissies. Spiders are good. Kill all the nasty little bugs. I try to help out when I can. Eat a fly now and then, or a roach. Good source of protein.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conalabu View Post
    Bunch of sissies. Spiders are good. Kill all the nasty little bugs. I try to help out when I can. Eat a fly now and then, or a roach. Good source of protein.

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