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Ear-Popping Spiders, Flying Fire Ants

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Ear-Popping Spiders, Flying Fire Ants

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Bees may be dying, as we've reported. But other insects are doing fine. An Oregon kid complained of popping in his ear — "like Rice Krispies," he said. Doctors discovered two spiders. And on a United Airlines flight from Washington, D.C., to Portland, Ore., fire ants emerged from an overhead compartment just before takeoff. A passenger says everybody switched to another plane, leaving the ants with no frequent-flier miles.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Bees may be dying, as we've reported in recent days, but other insects are doing fine. An Oregon kid complained of popping in his ear — like Rice Krispies, he said. Doctors discovered two spiders in there. And then there's the United flight from Washington, D.C. to Portland, Oregon. Just before take-off, fire ants emerged from an overhead compartment. A passenger says everybody switched to another plane, leaving the ants with no frequent-flier miles.

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