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Moth stuck in man's ear for two days, BBC

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Lev Bely, 15.09.2014 23:27

The hero of the day stayed for 48 hours in the ear of a 43-year-old Brit from Aylesbury, UK. Now it “oscares” on a bookshelf at the poor man's home.

As BBC reports, Robert Fielding inadvertently pushed the moth deep into his ear canal whilst peacefully reading his tablet computer in bed.

Robert Fielding sought help in A&E but they couldn't removed the moth as it stuck quite deep. He had to wait for two days for some specialized help in another hospital.

Now the moth takes a place of honour on a bookshelf at Fielding's home. He himself says it was “horrible sensation” to have a moth stuck in ear.

“It was right by my ear drum so it was making such a loud noise,” he said.

“It was a horrible sensation. It was like an annoying tickle, but it was so spontaneous. I was jumping and twitching all the time.”

“I certainly kept the taxi driver amused on the way to hospital.”

At his first check-up by nurses the moth was still alive as they could see its leg moving inside. Few hours later the insect stopped moving which could mean it passed away.

However Fielding had to wait for two more days until Oxford specialists get the moth out of a man's ear.

“It made me feel quite ill and it affected my balance, so I had to miss my cousin's wedding,” Mr Fielding said.

“It was really painful and there was a horrible 'pop' as it came out in one go.”

“My kids found it amusing — as soon as I brought it home my son grabbed it and took it round to all his friend's houses to show them.”

BBC News, http://www.bbc.com

Photo 1: Robert Fielding, http://www.bbc.com

Photo 2: the moth stuck in ear for two days, Robert Fielding, http://www.bbc.com

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15.09.2014 23:53, Alexandr Zhakov

Who never caught at light, would be horrified, who did, just laugh. 1cm, funny. When Noctuidae once dives into your ear you then stop your ears with cotton wool every time you see it. :))

16.09.2014 8:04, Vasiliy Feoktistov

:))) Never they flew into ear. Yes to mouth though, so you sit and spit them out, leps, midges and others. If Chrysopidae flies into, then you spit it out for a week. Not tasty )))) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysopidae

16.09.2014 13:07, Peter Khramov

What a handsome man. Doesn't look English at all.

17.09.2014 19:54, Evgeny Komarov

I fucked this pleasure in the Far East this year! Everything has gone to bed, the one I like a fool waiting for something. Here and waited moth's ear. Fifteen minutes tweezers tried to pull it out, barely coped! I do not know about noktui - I moth is quite enough!

17.09.2014 20:05, Dmitriy Pozhogin

In Borneo, a man in the eye (in the eyeball!) Bug bites. The view was still the (alcoholic boxer). Me in a mole on the belly, in the same place, the wasp shied away - could not sleep all night, in the heat and cold. After 2 days, the mole fell out. It is necessary to patent method for removing moles.

17.09.2014 20:28, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Pronuba something flies .... Surely not find it :) That's all the time they arrive shabby: false climb wherever falling :)

17.09.2014 20:37, Dmitriy Pozhogin

Basil, neighing over your kosmmentom ambiguous. A friend named Pronuba - tin))))

17.09.2014 20:47, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Yeah, almost 6 cm. In scope :)

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