The itsy bitsy spider did not go up the water spout, but it did go into Georgian-British singer Katie Melua's ear. It stayed there and emerged alive at the end of a whole week.
The 30-year-old, who is also a songwriter and musician, shared photographs, and even a video of the incident on her Instagram account.
The video was the spider in her ear with the caption: "So I had a rustling in my ear for a week and went to the doctor to have it checked out this morning. THIS little fella is what they found!"
A video posted by Katie Melua (@katiemeluaofficial) onOct 10, 2014 at 10:19am PDT
On Oct 28, she also posted a picture of the spider in a test tube after it was extracted by a doctor using a Micro-hoover, which is a mini vacuum cleaner.
Explaining how the spider may have ended up in her ear, she said that the creature might have been in old in-ear monitors she used to block out sound on a flight.
To accompany the photo of the monitors, she wrote: "It was no hassle at all, apart from the occasional shuffling noises..."
But for British 24-year-old Daniela Liverani, who returned home from a trip to Southeast Asia with a 7.5cm leech in her nose, it was a lot of hassle. She thought her persistent nosebleeds were caused by a burst blood vessel from a motorbike crash during her trip.
Several times, she even saw the creature sticking out of her right nostril but assumed it was just a blood clot. It was only when it wriggled did she realise it was a leech. Doctors told her it could have worked its way up to her brain.