After exhausting all his other options, a Chengdu man decided to spray insecticide into his own ear in a last ditch effort to kill the cockroach that had taken up residence inside.
Over the preceding three days, the 60-year-old man had tried everything to evict the tiny pest from his ear canal. However, tooth picks, tweezers, and violently shaking his head back and forth all proved ineffective. At his wit’s end, the man resolved to resort to chemical warfare.
While the bug spray did kill the cockroach, it also did some collateral damage to the man’s own ear, causing his ear canal to swell up, trapping the dead bug inside, Oriental Daily reports.
Finally, the man was forced to go to the hospital to remove the carcass of his tiny foe. Doctors successfully extracted the 1cm-long bug and advised the man that next time he should just try pouring some mineral oil into his ear.
Of course, the man could have thought of worse ways to extract the cockroach. Back in 2014, one Taiwanese girl tried to kill a roach with fire, and ended up blowing up her office toilet.
[Images via Oriental Daily]
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