Monday, May 07, 2007

Guaranteed to Give You Nightmares

We've all heard countless urban legends involving spiders. There's the one about the woman with a nest of spiders in her hairdo. There's the story about the deadly spiders that live under the toilet seats in public restrooms. And who could forget the gag-inducing tale involving spider eggs discovered in a piece of bubblegum. Each of these legends, you'll be happy to know, is fiction--not fact.

But this morning, I came across one of the most horrifying spider stories of all time. And I read it on

One day, not long ago, a nine-year-old Oregon boy named Jesse Courtney began hearing popping noises (like Rice Krispies) in one of his ears. He thought nothing of them until he woke up one morning with a terrible earache. His mother took him to a doctor, who flushed the ear with fluid. Out came two spiders--one living and one recently deceased. They had apparently taken up residence inside the boy's ear. The "Rice Krispies" noise he had reported had been the sound of the spiders walking across his eardrum.

Jesse has decided to keep the spiders as souvenirs. And I may never fall asleep again.


Blogger Alexxis said...

I'm never eating rice krispies again.

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugh... Anyone know some good earmuff stores?

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


ps Good 2 see u back Alexxis

pps if u dont kow me it is Kendall

3:28 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

Thanx and okay. by the way nice blog :p

12:12 AM  
Anonymous theatre said...

that is probably one of the nastiest things i've ever heard! you're like an over-flowing fountain of information! it's incredible!! fun pic :)

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Ananka said...

Gee, thanks. Pleased to know I can horrify and entertain you.

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking of mixed feelings, I found something entertaining at W3c validation services.

ok, maybe it's not That entertaining...
(note: W3c guys are meanies. the last time i checked my website for errors, i got more than 200 wrong. so you're pretty good...)

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Ananka said...

I'm not sure I know what that means. (You're obviously better at this stuff than I am.)

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, it's just something that makes your website look original (at least yours does. the millions of websites i went to somehow seem to be the same as before...) and in rare cases, a way to show off your skills and rival others(by using coding in css, javascript, html, etc.). And indeed, you do show off your skill in knowledge which few people nowadays do (instead, they talk about going to the mall and gossiping about famous people they don't even know about; which also hurtful).
and what i mean by errors is that useless things that need fixing. i mean, no one is going to fix your website. it's up to you. like image source, background, scroller, div layers, blah, blah, blah. ok, for a seventh grader i am getting WAY ahead of myself...

12:21 AM  
Anonymous Ananka said...

Wow. I'm very impressed. You'd make a fabulous technical advisor. Let me know if you ever see anything that needs immediate attention!

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm blushing already. Although you should be too, you're so modest.
And thank you, even though i am quite sure that you're doing yourself fine. oh, and with the coding and everything, are you sure that Oona hasn't been whispering you her secrets?

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thets so gross! i am confused, is the person called ananka the ananka who poasts these things up???

1:49 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

I wonder how it feels to have a pet spider that's been in your ear before...

11:02 PM  

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