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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Semut Masuk ke Otak Melalui Telinga

Incident One:
A little boy died because surgeons found ants in his brain! Apparently this boy fell asleep with some sweets in his mouth or with some sweet stuff beside him. Ants soon got to him and some ants in fact crawled into his ear which somehow managed to go to his brain. When he woke up, he did not realize that ants had gone to his head.
After that, he constantly complained about itchiness around his face. His mother brought him to a doctor, but the doctor could not figure out what was wrong with him. He took an X-ray of the boy and to his horror, he found a group of live ants in his skull. Since the ants were still alive, the doctor could not operate on him because the ants were constantly moving around.
The boy finally died. So please be careful when leaving food stuff near your bed or when eating in bed. This might attract ants.
Most importantly, NEVER you or your child eat sweets before going to bed. You or your child might attract ants while you are asleep.

Incident Two:
Another similar incident happened in a hospital in Taiwan . This man was warded in the hospital and was constantly warned by the nurses not to leave food stuff by his bedside because there were ants about. He did not heed their advice.
Ants finally got to him. His family members said that the man constantly complained about headaches. He died and a post mortem or autopsy was done on him. Doctors found a group of
live ants in his head. Apparently, the ants had been eating bits of his brain.
So friends, better be safe than sorry. Never leave food stuff beside Your bed you when you go to sleep.

Status: SALAH

Karena struktur organ telinga manusia yang tidak memungkinkan hal tersebut. Di dalam saluran liang telinga manusia terdapat banyak kelenjar yang menghasilkan zat seperti lilin yang disebut serumen atau kotoran telinga. Zat ini dikeluarkan apabila terdapat benda asing yang memasuki telinga. Bila ada semut yang masuk melalui telinga, pada saluran ini semut tersebut akan terjebak oleh zat lilin.

Hoax Slayer: Live Ants in The Brain Hoax
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Wikipedia: Telinga