On this day ………… 27th February 1996

Swedish backpacker Magnus Carlstedt received a rude awakening on this day in 1996 when a cockroach crawled into his ear and refused to move. When Carlstedt’s attempts to remove the insect failed, the 19 year old was forced to call an ambulance to the Jolly Swagman Youth Hostel in Sydney’s King Cross. Ambulance officers reached into his ear and pulled out a four centimetre long cockroach. It was moving nearly all the time, that was the scary thing, Carlstedt told channel 10 TV news. ‘When he moved, I could hear everything’.