The Lady and the Bug
An entomological adventure tale
NEWS ITEM: “An Israeli woman swallowed a cockroach and then a fork she used to try to remove the insect from her throat. The winged cockroach jumped into the 32-year-old woman’s mouth as she was cleaning her home in a village in northern Israel this week… [a] surgeon at the Poria Hospital in Tiberias, on the Sea of Galilee, removed the fork with laparoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure performed through a tiny incision on the patient’s abdomen.”
— from a wire service report by the Associated Press, July 10, 2003
There was a young woman who swallowed a roach.
There was a young woman who swallowed a fork
There was an incision into a gal’s tummy
There was a winged cockroach who had some adventures
And no one knows what to make of these affairs,
BONUS: The traditional song "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly"
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