Forget about spiders crawling into your mouth when you sleep, one Chinese man just took things to the next level. According to Uproxx , this 19 year old felt a strange itchy sensation in his ear for a few days which quickly escalated into horrible pain.

On visiting the doctor, he was told there were more than 25 cockroaches living in his ear, probably pretty pleased about their new home.

Source – med

While speculation is rife about how it happened, it is assumed that a female cockroach entered his ear while he was asleep and decided, “Hey, might as well raise my babies here.” After the mother cockroach, which was wedged inside the man’s ear canal, was removed, they also took out around 25 little baby cockroaches. Poor guy.