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“Bedbugs” vs. “Bed Bugs,” and brother vs. brother

March 3, 2013

Alex Wild’s Myrmecos blog has a new post engaging with the age-old question: Is “Bedbugs” one word or two? and finds that internet searchers and printed matter — books, at least — don’t agree: According to Google’s ngram viewer, a measure of word frequency in scanned books, ‘bedbugs’ as a single word is used far more frequently…. […]

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At least one Olympian suffering bed bug bites

February 13, 2010

The news is inundated with stories of Canadian downhill skier Manny Osborne-Paradis’s bout with bed bugs in his lodgings at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. The Star’s Dave Perkins wrote, He might or might not win Canada’s first medal of these Olympic Games when the real racing begins Saturday with the men’s downhill 2:45 p.m. ET, […]

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Third Annual Poverty Olympics, with Itchy the Bed Bug

January 21, 2010

For several years in the run up to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, a group of activists has held the Poverty Olympics, a protest peopled by mascots such as Itchy the Bedbug and Creepy the Cockroach.  2010 marks the third annual Poverty Olympics. The protests focus on how “world class city” Vancouver is also home […]

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Korea claims it has first bed bug case in 20 years

January 20, 2009

The Korea Times reports that in December 2007, researchers claim they found the first bed bug sighted in Korea in 20 years.  And they say it must have come from America, perhaps with a recent transplant from New Jersey. Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs does a good job of clarifying some other possible […]

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