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Boy had 2 loofahs inside his ear

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WendyWeber Tue 08-May-07 21:28:02

He looks quite pleased

squidette Tue 08-May-07 21:29:25

Interesting 'first reaction' from the mother!

AitchTwoOh Tue 08-May-07 21:29:26

i've had a loofah in my ear too, rice krispies is EXACTLY what it soudns like. no, really.

themoon66 Tue 08-May-07 21:30:08

probably just pleased to get em out!

JackieNo Tue 08-May-07 21:30:22

I saw this on Newsround (DD was watching, honest), and winced. Yeuch.

WendyWeber Tue 08-May-07 21:31:42

Yes, I liked the mother's comment, squidette

LoveMyGirls Tue 08-May-07 21:32:57

OMG thank god i live in england.

DragonFaerie Tue 08-May-07 21:33:06

PMSL at Mother's 'first reaction' Squidette!!!!

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Tue 08-May-07 21:37:33


I once had an elderly client, who had to go to hosptial for something or other, which resulted in him having an xray of part of his head.

Very clearly, on the xray, the doctors discerned a large *open safety pin* deep within his ear. He did recall cleaning the wax out with a safety pin "ooh, months ago now..."

An appointment was made for him to go back the following week to have the pin removed - but when they took another x ray, it had gone! He had no idea what had happened, had not been in pain or noticed anything unusual.

There's a lesson in there somewhere, I'm sure...

TwoIfBySea Tue 08-May-07 21:51:08

<<breathe deep, breathe deep this will not happen to me>>

Love what the mum said, but really, I would have needed anesthetic as soon as they told me or I would have gone ballistic, maybe bombed my ear off! The boy does look quite chuffed though.

Oh god, why do I read loofah stories!

Beauregard Tue 08-May-07 21:54:18

If there is a link i shall not be clicking on it.
My ear has been feeling funny tonight and i have a fear of moths going in my ear since i watched an episode of casualty when i was younger,and a woman on there had it happen to her.
And i am bloody terrified of loofers

squidette Tue 08-May-07 21:56:56

I do remember there was a 'story' when i was maybe 12 or 13 about a man who had a big lumpy spot on his neck that wouldnt go. One day when he was combing his hair, he nicked the edge of the lump and hundreds of spiders ran out!!!!!


Beauregard Tue 08-May-07 21:58:24

hell,can't read this anymore.

Aimsmum Tue 08-May-07 21:59:08

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Gobbledigook Tue 08-May-07 21:59:16

I thought a loofah was one of those things you scrub your back with in the bath! I thought 'how the devil did he get those in his ears?'

MrsCarrot Tue 08-May-07 21:59:50

I heard that story too!

MrsCarrot Tue 08-May-07 22:00:38

the one with the 100'sof spiders that is. uurgggh

fryalot Tue 08-May-07 22:01:06

LOOFAH!!!! that's the word.


thedogsbollox Tue 08-May-07 22:02:01



Oh just the thought makes me squirm.

In fact if it happened to me, I think I might just bomb the house

GiantSquirrelSpotter Tue 08-May-07 22:02:29

Gdg, that's exactly what I thought.

What a strange woman, wanting to go and bomb the house.

It doesn't exactly address negative American stereotypes, does it?

(Have a problem? Bomb it! )

lyrabelacqua Tue 08-May-07 22:05:57

Absolutely pmsl at mother's first reaction!! Why!!!!

morningpaper Tue 08-May-07 22:08:58


at least she didn't say "My first reaction was to go and bomb Iraq"

madamenoir Tue 08-May-07 22:13:34

apparently you can swallow 13 loofahs a year at night (no idea who counts) if you sleep with your mouth open...they are attracted by the moisture in your mouth...

FiveFingeredFiend Tue 08-May-07 22:13:36

surely it must be an insect bomb rather like a flea bomb.

rather than a nuclear bomb.


hippipotami Wed 09-May-07 08:03:10

From what I recall of living in San Francisco, the Americans are keen on 'insect bombs' which you let off in the house whilst you are out to kill vermin (in our case fleas yuck)

So am sure that is what the mother meant!!

Pmsl at the thought you all assumed she meant a 'proper' bomb. Really???

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