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Earwigs crawl into your ears

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I used to believe that earwigs go into your ears and irritate you and then lay eggs in the brain.
I was 17 and i used to work in a cafe and make sandwiches in the morning, we used to get new orders of salads each morning and one morning they mixed our order up for spinach, and inside the box there were earwigs everywhere!
I was panicky and started screaming when one was near me so I left my job :P

Erin
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i only just recently found out that earwigs are not going to eat my eardrums. i'm 18 years old.
when i was younger i would always cover my ears with my hair, thinking that this would keep them out.

Anon
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When I was little I used to fill up the sink with water to play in it. But I thought that if I filled the sink with water all the way to the top, sewage and baby crocodiles would suddenly burst out of the drain. Needless to say, I always made sure to fill it only halfway.

Jessica
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Wow you mean they earwigs don't go in your ears? I was just looking at that section and i'm 28 and still am rather wary about that. i figure they probably don't eat your brain...but ewww

Anon
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Once my neighbor and I were swinging on swings but we had to shake hem before we got on so the Earwigs would come out well on one occasion she decided to scare me and say that if they get in your ears they will eat your brains out. of course i was scared of them till i asked my mom if it was true.

Leah
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I used to believe that earwigs-those bugs you see under rotting logs with two pinchers on their butts- could crawl into your ear while you were sleeping and attach themselves to your brain!

hotdogman
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for the longest time, i believed that earwigs would crawl into my ears and eat my brain

Sarah
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When I was little, my older sister told me that earwigs would
crawl in your ear and eat your brains. To this day I hate earwigs and freak out when I see one. But thats a better reaction then covering you're ears and screaming (I did that when she first told me that)

Mariah
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When i was in infant school somebody told me that earwigs climb in your ear and go into your brain. I was never really a fan of creepy crawlies!

Lea
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top belief!

On my first camping trip,my dad told me to watch out for ear wigs,he told me they go up your ear and into your brain,then start eating your brain.I used to sleep on top of my toys so they couldnt get me.But then when i was ten i saw an ear wig and screamed"Its going to eat my brain ahhhh"and a little boy ran up to me and told me the truth!I was ten and he was four!!!!

Emma Hayward
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When I was little I used to believe that Earwigs really lived in your ears and that was where they came from. I would get parinoid if I felt something in my ear (probably just an itch), and would be very cautious playing in the grass.

Wendy
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I used to believe that "Earwigs lived in your ears", scared
me to death for years.

Will Chapman
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when i was about 6yrs i use to believe that earwigs crawled in your ears as they like to eat your brain , well thats what my big brother convinced me!
i am now 40yrs and wiser i would like to think!

colin
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When I was very young my parents told me that millipedes and centipedes where called earwigs, so I was terrified that one would crawl into my ears when I was in bed asleep.

Andy
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when i was little, i was terrified that earwigs would crawl in my ears in the night, so i'd try and stuff the ends of the bed sheet into my ears..
many strange looks occured the next morning..

sue
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i believed for awhile that earwigs would burrow into your ear canal and eat away at your brain.

Renae
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I was ten years old and playing with a tree. I saw a bug and my older brother told me it was an earwig. He then proceeded to say that they got that name as they lay eggs in your ears and raise the babies in there, living their lives like us. For years i feared going to sleep. Thanks Bro.

Tay
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I used to believe that ear wigs would climb in your ears while you slept and make you go mad

troy
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I used to believe that earwigs were called that because they really liked to live in ears. If I laid in the grass for too long I was worried that an earwig would crawl into my ear and make a home there, then pinch my brain with its little pincers. To this day, earwigs give me the creeps.

Alexis
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I used to believe that pincher bugs were called earwigs because if they crawled into your ear they made you deaf. Some of the older kids in the neighborhood were responsible for selling us younger kids on this. And all of us younger kids totally believed it and would get all panicky if someone held an earwig next to our ear.

mr strauss
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