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Creepy Crawlers: 10 Animals Found Inside Humans, From Tapeworms To Baby Squid

Creepy Crawlers: 10 Animals Found Inside Humans, From Tapeworms To Baby Squid
Last week we learned of a 12-year-old girl named Shreya Darji who has an ant colony living in her head, and according to a new video from Alltime10s, it surprisingly doesn’t hold a candle to 10 animals found living inside humans.Take the man who found out the pain and itchiness in his right ear was really an infestation of baby cockroaches. The man’s doctors concluded a female cockroach had entered the ear and laid eggs. Once the eggs hatched, the insects were "entirely blocking his ear canal."There’s also the man whose doctors thought his itching scalp was a reaction to insect bites — only then the lumps on his scalp started to move. Turns out, it was five botfly maggots, which appeared to have hatched after a fly bit and laid eggs in the man’s scalp. There have also been reports of maggots living in nasal passages (two actually, here and here), gums, and the ear canal.To move away from insects (some examples touching on these 10 parasites that might be living inside you), in 2012, Alltime10s hosts Dave and John found a report of a woman getting "stung" by the partially boiled squid she was eating. That sting, however, was the squid’s sperm sack and several small pods attached themselves to her tongue, essentially impregnating her mouth. Doctors had to surgically remove the resulting organism that grew in her tongue and cheeks.Think you can stomach more? Click the video above. Youtube

Last week, we learned of a 12-year-old girl named Shreya Darji who has an ant colony living in her head, and according to a new video from Alltime10s, the story doesn’t hold a candle to 10 animals found living inside humans.

Take the man who found out the pain and itchiness in his right ear was really an infestation of baby cockroaches. The man’s doctors concluded a female cockroach had entered the ear and laid eggs. Once the eggs hatched, the insects were "entirely blocking his ear canal."

There’s also the man whose doctors thought his itching scalp was a reaction to insect bites — only then the lumps on his scalp started to move. Turns out, it was five botfly maggots, which appeared to have hatched after a fly bit and laid eggs in the man’s scalp. There have also been reports of maggots living in nasal passages (two actually, here and here), gums, and the ear canal.

To move away from insects (some examples touch on these 10 parasites that might be living inside you), in 2012, Alltime10s hosts Dave and John found a report of a woman getting "stung" by the partially boiled squid she was eating. That sting, however, was the squid’s sperm sack and several small pods attached themselves to her tongue, essentially impregnating her mouth. Doctors had to surgically remove the resulting organism that grew in her tongue and cheeks.

Think you can stomach more? Click the video above.

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