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Man had moth buzzing inside his head for three days
08.25.2014
08:31 am

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Like the gastropod that crawled into a victim’s brain in Shaun Hutson’s Slugs, or the carnivorous insects invading human orifices in Guy N. Smith’s Abomination, this is a tale worthy of a horror story: man has live moth removed from ear which had been buzzing inside his head for three fucking days!

This nightmare began for Rob Fielding, 43, of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England, when a moth perched on his ear while he was reading in bed one night at home. Instinctively he reached up to poke it away but ended up pushing the insect into his ear canal. 

After three restless days, his wife suggested he went to hospital for an examination. The insect was eventually removed during a 90-minute operation where his ear canal was prised open and the moth pulled out with a tiny pair of forceps. Mr Fielding told ITV News:

It was awful knowing the moth was flying around inside my head and every now and then when I felt it move, it made me jump out of my skin.

 
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He now displays the dead insect on his mantlepiece as a souvenir of the ordeal.

Alas no video for this story, but here’s one that was removed earlier…(success around 2:50).
 

 
H/T Arbroath

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They Walk Among Us: Alien-like photographs of insects
12.13.2010
01:20 pm

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Art
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photography
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Igor Siwanowicz

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I usually get a little freaked out by insects (I don’t like ‘em), but these images by photographer Igor Siwanowicz are damn beautiful. I just can’t get over the gorgeous color combinations and textures of the insects. Lovely! 
 
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See many more images after the jump…

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Insects intertwined with antique watch parts
11.19.2010
10:50 am

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Art
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Mike Libby Insect Lab
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Okay, Mike Libby’s Insect Lab creations are not functional robot-insect cyborgs, but they’re so gosh darn pretty to look at. Prices can range anywhere between $400 to $1700. Now, when is Mike going to take it a step further and introduce us to our new robot-insect overlords?

Borrowing from science fiction and fact, Insect Lab customizes real insect specimens with antique watch parts and other technological components. From ladybugs to grasshoppers, each is individually hand adorned, and original- a unique celebration of the contradictions between nature and technology.

 
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Buddha Sculpture Made from Dead Insects
08.31.2009
08:56 am

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Art

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Japan
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Not being able to read Japanese there is not much I can write here, but I think a picture is worth a thousand words in this case! Damien Hirst take note.


Via Japan Probe

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