What Is An Earwig?
Earwigs (Order Dermaptera) are small bugs that got their name from the myth that they climb into people’s ears and therein lay their eggs or tunnel into the brain. Our site visitors reported that earwigs do climb into ears, but we believe that it mostly to hide from cold, since earwigs usually tunnel 6 feet under the ground to hide from cold weather. Earwigs also have two penises! Both are larger than it’s body and if it needs the second one just in case one of them snaps off! “It’s an interesting phenomenon,” says Mike Siva-Jothy of the University of Sheffield, UK. He thinks there must be some evolutionary advantage to the earwig’s “unusually long” and fragile organs.
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