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Old 07-19-2004, 10:33 PM   #121
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OK....before starting the 'ten things' I feel it is my duty to clear things up about earwigs. They do NOT crawl into your ear nor is there a specific medical procedure to take them out (since they don't go in there in the first place). You have a FAR better chance having a fly or mosquito get into your ear than you do an earwig. They are small, dorso-ventrally compressed insects that are usually reddish-brown in color and have a pair of pincers on their hind end. They can pinch with those but it is hardly painful.

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7. I can type about 100 words per minute.
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They are small, dorso-ventrally compressed insects that are usually reddish-brown in color and have a pair of pincers on their hind end. They can pinch with those but it is hardly painful.
That's what I thought they were. Basically a little wormy/centipede-y thing with a claw sticking out it's butt. I've never been pinched by one, but it looks like it would hurt. I'll just take your word for it that it doesn't...
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Old 07-23-2004, 11:12 AM   #123
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7. I'm deathly afraid of earwigs.
Uh...what's an earwig?
Its a bug that lives in the south...notorious for coming inside and crawling in your ear and down into the ear canal. The problem is that because of the way the their wing lay, its very hard for them to back out of the ear canal. They are about as wide as a pensil lead...very painful from what I understand when they are trying to back out. The medical procedure to remove them is almost as bad.
I'm sorry I asked.

you did see that I was joking right?
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Hee hee hee!!! That's not why I'm scared of them...I've had way to many of them randomly fly into my face and one scared me so badly that I broke my bed. Yes, my bedframe broke because I was trying to close my window and I was standing on my bed to do so. An Earwig flew down and smacked into my face. I screamed and fell, breaking my bed...well...I guess the fact that the bed was as old as I was had something to do with it...but that's my horrifying story about earwigs...I hate them. My goal is to erraticate them from the face of the earth...
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I know I already have 10 things...but wanted to add another one.

There's a store in Ohio called Churchill's. My family started those stores...my last name's Churchill!!! Woah...
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So your name is Punky Churchill?!
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LOL!!! If you want it to be!!! That's not my first name, no...but my mother called me that when I was a little girl...Punky I mean.
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OK....before starting the 'ten things' I feel it is my duty to clear things up about earwigs. They do NOT crawl into your ear nor is there a specific medical procedure to take them out (since they don't go in there in the first place). You have a FAR better chance having a fly or mosquito get into your ear than you do an earwig. They are small, dorso-ventrally compressed insects that are usually reddish-brown in color and have a pair of pincers on their hind end. They can pinch with those but it is hardly painful.

It was a joke...read the bottom of the post.....
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