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December 19th, 2006, 6:42 PM
Article (http://www.netscape.com/viewstory/2006/12/19/japanese-shopper-finds-scorpion-in-jeans/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.bbc.co.uk%2F2%2Fhi%2Fasia-pacific%2F6192373.stm&frame=true).

Japanese finds scorpion in jeans

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42367000/jpg/_42367657_scorpion203.jpg Some scorpions' stings are deadly, but this one is not life-threatening

A Japanese woman trying on a pair of jeans in a shop got a shock when she was stung by a scorpion hidden inside.
The woman, on the southern island of Okinawa, ended up in hospital for five days as a result of the sting, which was not life-threatening.
Local health officials captured the 5cm (2 inch) scorpion, which was believed to be a Chinese bark scorpion.
It is thought to have travelled inside the jeans from China, where they were made. Officials told the Mainichi Daily News that the woman, who was not named, felt a sudden pain in her right knee as she tried the trousers on. When she rubbed the area with her hand, the scorpion then stung her right index finger.

How did this come about... :\ but poor, innocent woman. =D

December 19th, 2006, 7:50 PM
And I thought the Japanese would inspect these things as we do?

I came across this today....

December 21st, 2006, 8:27 PM
Ick...I like scorpions, but not when they sting. /;;

Bohemian Rhapsody
December 22nd, 2006, 8:26 AM
Ooh....That stinks for the woman bitten....This kinda gets me scared....Now I don't want to try on clothes at the store >.<....

December 22nd, 2006, 8:28 AM
WTF ???

Oh my...This is so weird...xD

They should be more careful xDD

December 22nd, 2006, 3:23 PM
Least it wasn't a spider.
If I were her, I'd have a major freakout then. :P

December 22nd, 2006, 8:53 PM
OMG! That's scary~ I feel sorry for that innocent wonman, 8D

I never really liked scorpions XO

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
December 23rd, 2006, 3:19 PM
thats weird and very shocking thats why I check stuff before I wear it and check other stuff. I'm watching you China

:t354:~*!*~Queen Boo~*!*~

December 23rd, 2006, 8:02 PM
I can't help to remember an urban legend where a woman tries on a coat in a coat store to find a nest of baby snakes in it. According to the legend, she does get bitten, but I can't recall if she was okay or not.

Kind of makes you rethink some ol' stories of your childhood eh? But poor woman ...

December 24th, 2006, 1:36 AM
Poor woman... Just going out to get some new clothes, which all the girls like to do for some reason (And i personally hate it), and then you get stinged. And then you end up for five days in the hospital. I think you're not happy when that happens :\