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East About To Be Overrun By Billions Of Cicadas
Associated Press ^ | May 6,2013 | Seth Borenstein

Posted on 05/06/2013 2:29:22 PM PDT by Biggirl

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East Coast. The insects will arrive in such numbers that people from North Carolina to Connecticut will be outnumbered roughly 600-to-1. Maybe more.

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TOPICS: Outdoors
KEYWORDS: cicadas; eastcoast; insects
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1 posted on 05/06/2013 2:29:22 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl
good.
2 posted on 05/06/2013 2:32:22 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Biggirl

has Seth figured a way to blame this on global warming cooling climate change yet?


3 posted on 05/06/2013 2:32:22 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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I grew up in New York City and I remember the year that there was a “hatching” when I was a child (in the 1950s and early 60s). The trees in Riverside Park were covered with them and the nearby gutters were full of cicada shells. The thrumming noise in August was almost deafening.

But it was kind of neat, and I still remember that summer.


4 posted on 05/06/2013 2:33:09 PM PDT by livius
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To: Biggirl

Biblical proportions.


5 posted on 05/06/2013 2:33:27 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Biggirl
Cicada infestations boost nutrients for forests FR thread from 2004
6 posted on 05/06/2013 2:33:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Biggirl

I remember those guys. Musta been 3 x 17 = 51 years ago, when I was growing up in NJ, in 1962, if my math is correct. Pretty loud at night; roads literally covered with them, cars even got into accidents because the roads were so slick with crushed cicadas, and driving down the street, cars made crunching noises from the crushed bugs. Afterwards, almost all the trees had thousands of empty cicada shells on them


7 posted on 05/06/2013 2:35:30 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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Cicada ice cream sales come to end in Missouri FR thread from 2011
9 posted on 05/06/2013 2:35:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Biggirl

to be then followed by an infestation of moles.


10 posted on 05/06/2013 2:36:37 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Biggirl
Not nice critters:


11 posted on 05/06/2013 2:36:45 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: Biggirl

I despise bugs-—to a phobic degree.

I’m not looking forward to this. Wonder if it’s too late to dig a bunker?


12 posted on 05/06/2013 2:37:01 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ( (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization))
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To: Biggirl

Cicadas in the East, rain today in Southern California, ammo shortages in Texas, Brie prices up in San Francisco, this is like the apocalypse.


13 posted on 05/06/2013 2:37:39 PM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: Biggirl

Time for a cheesy new SyFy channel movie.

Cicadapus


14 posted on 05/06/2013 2:37:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Biggirl

I was there for the 17 year Cicadas (Washington D.C.) 34 years ago.

The noise where they nested up in the trees was positively industrial. Those were some LOUD bugs!

Buried for 17 years and they came out to PARTY and raise a ruckus!


15 posted on 05/06/2013 2:38:03 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: ansel12

LOL!


16 posted on 05/06/2013 2:38:45 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: stylecouncilor

Keep ‘em in the North ping....


17 posted on 05/06/2013 2:39:02 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Biggirl

Kewel ...

I use to pick em up and pretend I was using them as an electric razor....


18 posted on 05/06/2013 2:39:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: carriage_hill

They don’t really do any real damage and the other critters feast for a few days.


19 posted on 05/06/2013 2:39:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: CatherineofAragon
I’m not looking forward to this. Wonder if it’s too late to dig a bunker?

Wonder if it’s too late to dig a bunker?

The cicadas have already conquered the underground and their larvae will find your bunker a nice play to hide for 17 years.

20 posted on 05/06/2013 2:41:01 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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