What’s Up Doc?: Earwigs

Question: I found an earwig in my clothing. How big a risk is it that this would have gone into my ear and then into my brain?Answer: Earwigs are pretty ubiquitous, being found all over the world — although I do not think they thrive in Antarctica as they do not do well in the cold. They are part of the insect order Dermaptera, and there are thousands of different subspecies of them — which is actually much less than many other types of insects.The name [...]
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