Cockroaches are the champions of prehistoric vermin. This is because they can endure some pretty adverse environments -- like a human skull, for instance.
After reportedly feeling a “tingling, crawling sensation” rattling around her brain on Tuesday night, a 42-year-old woman in Chennai, India was transferred between medical clinics three times before doctors unearthed a live cockroach from her nostril using a nasal endoscopy, reports The New Indian Express.
“I could not explain the feeling but I was sure it was some insect. There was a tingling, crawling sensation. Whenever it moved, it gave me a burning sensation in my eyes,” she said.
Dr. M.N. Shankar, the head of the ENT department at Stanley Medical College, noted that he had never seen something quite this horrific: “This is the first such case I have seen in my three decades of practice,” he said of the incident.