I hate earwigs. They crawl into your ear and eat your brain. I know this because my mom told me, as did every other parent growing up.
Who knew that they dont really crawl into your head and provide an uncertain death?
“Earwigs are so named because they crawl into people’s ears while they’re sleeping and bore into their brains.”
August 21, 2007, 2:01 am Filed under: Fun Facts
False. While there’s some dispute over the origin of the name “earwig,” there’s no dispute whatsoever among entomologists as to the insect’s fabled fondness for the human ear — it’s balderdash. (Earwigs aren’t particularly keen on devouring your brain, either.)
According to the Colorado State Cooperative Extension, “other than an occasional pinch, earwigs can’t harm people.”
I havent seen one since i moved to Arizona. So of course the one that Amy saves me from is bigger than the planet. And only if it will only pinch me and not bore into my brain we stayed a very safe distance.