I don't know how it feels to read this but while writing it I discovered a new mixture of sympathy and revulsion.
Comic 'Lifestyle of the Modern Earwig'
What are those pincers for? Earwigs use them to carry fibrous material for their nests. In the modern age this often means man-made materials like carpeting or pocket lint.
[Ilustration: An earwig confusedly examines his butt]
Industrious earwigs may visit your pockets four times a day on average. That's a lot of lint! [Four assloads to be precise]
[Illustration: An earwig carries lint]
Earwigs are widely believed to be poisonous but their sting rarely results in death
[Illustration: Pie chart showing results earwig venom, emesis, paralysis, death]
There are as many earwigs in your body as teeth
[Illustration: Earwigs and teeth]