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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

WOKE UP THIS MORNING...

I was brushing my teeth this morning and a small moth fell out of my mouth. Presumably he'd crawled/flown in there during the night.

He was dead by this point, I hasten to add.

5 Comments:

At 11:16 am, Blogger doppelganger said...

in horror movies, this is the way it starts mate.... this is the way it starts....

 
At 2:27 pm, Blogger brad rose said...

i remember reading once, years ago, that on average, humans will swallow 8 spiders while they're sleeping over the course of their life. dunno how true it was, but your moth story makes me wonder (and cringe in horror)..

 
At 4:07 pm, Blogger GTTRBRKZ said...

fuggin' moths...our house is infested with the little bastards.

 
At 9:45 pm, Blogger Cloudboy said...

now where'z the gaffa tape, no critters are gettin' in my mush when i'm blissfully unconscious.

 
At 11:05 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Strangely I don't mind moths - in fact, I really like them. If I could get away with making this a Mothblog then I would LOL!

Strange you should mention spiders, Brad...a few weeks ago I had another "this is the way a horror film starts" moment:

I've been knocking down one of the walls of an old WW2 air-raid shelter in our garden - slow progress using a lump-hammer and a chisel (an electric jack-hammer won't touch it - it just bounces off it - the wall is 3/4 bricks thick and obviously constructed to survive a bomb blast)...anyway, I cracked open an old brick that was still physically part of the wall and there was a big air-pocket inside the brick...and a large fat spider (small by US standards, but big by UK garden spider standards) crawled out and scuttled off, freaking me out completely...it looked like the spider had been completely sealed up inside the brick - there was no other way into that pocket, no cracks, nothing...which weirded me out (there's old Fortean stories about frogs living inside stones, etc)...how could that be...if the wall is 60+ years old....obv. the life-span of a spider is quite short, so had there been generations of them living in this sealed hole (which was in fact completely webbed up and gunky)? How did this work...?...there would have had to have been a male and a female trapped in there to begin with, to have bred...what did they feed off - tiny mites, aphids, micro-lice, etc? Was there some sort of sealed micro-ecology in that bubble? After a few generations, wouldn't they have devolved into blind/eyeless albinos like you get with cave-fish...? I tell ya: it freaked me out thinking about it...what if the spider had been some sort of mutant species/strain evolved to exist in a confined space (inside a person...gaaaaah!)...???

While I continued chiselling (but spooked enough to keep checking the rubble for this weirdling spider-thing and others of its ilk) I started thinking about a possible story/z-budget film-script called "Bitten" about a suburban guy who's chiselling an ancient wall in his garden, similar to me, and comes across some sort of spider-thing trapped inside a stone that bites him...

 

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