I Killed This Bug Inside My Computer Screen & Now Its Driving Me Nuts

No, we are not talking about computer viruses! What happens if you find a real life pesky bug crawling inside your computer screen? This poor man, Kirk Hamilton from the blog Kotaku, narrated the super tragic story of how he got exasperated by a bug running around inside his monitor. In  a desperate attempt to remove the nuisance, he killed the bug which only led to a mark on the screen that will haunt him for the rest of his screen’s life.

Hamilton writes how astonished he was at the sight of an insect squirming inside his monitor right before his eyes,

“It all started when I thought I saw a bug crawling across my computer monitor.

Huh, I thought, it’s a bug crawling across my computer monitor. I reached out to flick it off, and found that I could not. I stared at it, unsure of what I was seeing. The bug was there, but I could not touch it. Was I hacked? Was this some sort of malware?

Eventually I concluded that no, it was a real bug, crawling around behind the screen of my monitor. I don’t know how it got there, nor what it hoped to accomplish.”

He even shared this with his coworkers, to no avail,

Image Credits: Kotaku

And just to make sure he wasn’t just seeing things, he even made a video of the peeving annoyance:

Then in the heat of the moment, he made the worst decision of his life:

“As the bug was on what had to be its fiftieth trip across my screen, I placed my finger on it and pressed down.

I did not pause to consider the ramifications of this action. I did not google “bug in my monitor screen” first. I didn’t even wait for the bug to reach the edge of the screen. I pressed down while it was squarely in the most usable space. It died, leaving a small black carcass stuck to the underside of the screen.”

Of course, instant regret followed,


“I immediately realized that I now had a dead insect permanently affixed to the underside of my screen, where it would remain for as long as I owned this monitor…..

There is now a one-centimeter smear of bug guts occupying the center-left quadrant of my computer monitor, a part of the screen my eyes visit approximately six hundred times per day. I will never be able to un-see it, ignore it, or pretend it isn’t there. I will never be able to forget that its existence is entirely my fault. It will haunt me forever.”

Probably a more tragic end for the insect; you can’t help but feel sorry for the poor chap! There’s a life lesson worth at least a monitors price for you!

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