Feeds

Oregon boy in double spider ear blockage horror

Arachnophonia

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration

A doctor in Oregon flushed out the aching lughole of a nine-year-old boy to find two spiders had set up home inside his ear canal.

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports that one of the arachnids was still alive. Traumatised juvenile aural spider blockage victim Jesse Courtney said: "They were walking on my eardrum and I kept hearing this popping sound like Rice Krispies."

Jesse's mother Diane told the Democrat-Herald she thought the bugs had landed in his ear when he was helping her with gardening some a week earlier. "The dirt was really flying," the paper reports.

The first, dead, spider was flushed out with little difficulty, but doctors said the live arachnid took a second dousing.

Like any sane mother, Diane Courtney revealed: "My first thought was, I’m going to go home and bomb the house."

Happily, Ms Courtney decided not to napalm the family home, and has since taken the spider corpses to show off to amazed work colleagues. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

Whitepapers

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?