30-Year-Old British Pop Star Katie Melua, claimed thatb she found a spider living in her ear and that the spider has lived there for upt to seven days before being detected.
Read the full story as reported by HuffingtonPost
Melua, 30, believes the spider crawled into her ear canal when she used some old in-ear monitors to “block out sound on a flight,” according to an Instagram post. The spider set up residence for a full seven days. But other than the “occasional shuffling noises,” the pop star told her fans, “it was no hassle at all.”
Ear canals actually serve as pretty comfy homes for critters, says Philip Koehler, Ph.D., an entomology professor at the University of Florida. Koehler told HuffPost that insects — or, in this case, arachnids — “are probably entering the canal as harborage, for heat, and/or for moisture.”
Here’s another picture of the spider, which Melua said on Instagram was actually “pretty small”:
Melua’s spokeswoman told MSN that the singer released the spider in her garden, where hopefully there’s more to eat.