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Sex-Crazed Cicadas Will Soon Outnumber Humans 600-to-1
The AtlanticWire ^ | May 6, 2013

Posted on 05/07/2013 1:56:09 AM PDT by SMGFan

The very horny and very loud insects haven't arrived in full force for the Mid-Atlantic cicada sex invasion quite yet, but when they do, they will come with a huge body-count advantage over people, outnumbering us 600-to-1, or possibly even more, according to the Associated Press. The exact number of noisy bugs that will emerge from beneath the soil for the sole purpose of making more cicada babies remains unknown. Several experts estimate that 30 billion of the brood will make the four- to six-week migration above ground and across much of the East Coast.

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1 posted on 05/07/2013 1:56:09 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

And within a week, we’ll be sweeping their bodies off the sidewalk


2 posted on 05/07/2013 1:59:56 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: SMGFan

How long before they are registered as Democratic voters?


3 posted on 05/07/2013 2:04:14 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SMGFan
This gives the bird population pleanty of food to rely on in the next month.
Makes great bass fishing bait to.
4 posted on 05/07/2013 2:06:39 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SMGFan

My son was about 5 the first summer the cicadas came. It was one of the most fun summers he ever had.

There’s no manmade toy half as fun to an inquisitive kid as a cicada. He used to spend hours watching them buzz along the sidewalk.


5 posted on 05/07/2013 2:15:33 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: SMGFan

1953, 1970, 1987, 2004...

Those are the years for what I thought was the biggest brood of cicadas. This can’t be it.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 2:35:39 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: American Constitutionalist
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7 posted on 05/07/2013 3:19:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan

I welcome this. The noise of the cicadas will drown out the incessant barking of the neighbors’ dogs.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 3:31:44 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

I think it depends on where you are.


9 posted on 05/07/2013 3:40:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan

I sure hope Cicadas like to eat stink bugs.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 3:46:00 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (God Bless America!)
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To: SMGFan

What about gay cicadas. Have they no rights?


11 posted on 05/07/2013 3:48:49 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Fresh Wind

Its sounds like and alien invasion. When Brood XIV hit here in 2008, I had muffler issues but I could still hear them in my car, with windows closed, going 60 miles an hour. You can’t mow the lawn for a month because they’ll land all over you.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 3:53:39 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: SMGFan

Where are their free contraceptives?!?


13 posted on 05/07/2013 4:00:59 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: jmcenanly
In Michigan, around lake St. Clair we have fish flies. So thick that cars trying to drive on streets covered in them have skidded and crashed just as if you were driving on snow.

It's a yearly occurrence

CC

14 posted on 05/07/2013 4:13:30 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Arthur McGowan

It must have been the 1970 season that I remember (although it seemed a little earlier). We called the them the “17 year locusts”


15 posted on 05/07/2013 4:26:54 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

> “In Michigan, around lake St. Clair we have fish flies. So thick that cars trying to drive on streets covered in them have skidded and crashed just as if you were driving on snow.”

They have the same flies in the Central New York Finger Lakes area, and yes they get thick. Some of the towns have to get out the snow removal equipment to get the slippery bodies off of the pavement. As I recall they could be a half inch thick on the street. In a week though, they’d all be gone until the next year.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 4:57:02 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: SMGFan

Have we signed them up for EBT yet?


17 posted on 05/07/2013 5:06:23 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: jmcenanly

I will eat potato chips in their honor as I crunch their corpses while I walk.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 5:10:11 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: SMGFan

As they have every 17th summer for....oh, A FEW HUNDRED MILLION YEARS!!!

Chill, People!


19 posted on 05/07/2013 5:54:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SMGFan
Sex-Crazed Cicadas Will Soon Outnumber Humans 600-to-1

Cicadas don't have "Dr" Gosnell performing infanticide.

20 posted on 05/07/2013 6:13:32 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: BuffaloJack

I have seen an outbreak of Michigan fish flies. Truly awesome to behold in a good year.


21 posted on 05/07/2013 6:15:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SMGFan
You know, the pending swarms of cicadas are creepy enough even without stopping to think why they're swarming. Really, really didn't need to know this.
22 posted on 05/07/2013 6:19:39 AM PDT by kevkrom
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To: F15Eagle

All cicadas will get free Obama-Phones.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 6:38:36 AM PDT by Lockbar (The guy that fires the last bullet gets to write the history books,)
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To: kevkrom

Sex Crazed Cicadas? Weren’t they the opening act for Green Day?


24 posted on 05/07/2013 6:43:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SMGFan

Sounds rather like the ratio of Mexican invaders.

Oh, no. Those are cucarachas.


25 posted on 05/07/2013 6:52:00 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Sex Crazed Cicadas? Weren’t they the opening act for Green Day?

I dunno, but as Dave Barry says, it is indeed an excellent name for a rock band.

26 posted on 05/07/2013 6:56:19 AM PDT by kevkrom
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To: cripplecreek

Right. I grew up in D.C.


27 posted on 05/07/2013 11:53:33 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: SMGFan

For a moment, I thought this was an Al Gore thread.


28 posted on 05/07/2013 4:09:28 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SMGFan

What’s the ratio of sex crazed bugs to sex enthusiastic, or in my case, sex gymnastic humans?


29 posted on 05/07/2013 4:11:37 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: cripplecreek
I remember the last time I saw the birds kept swoopning down getting the Cicadas.
The duck even loved them.
I hated trying to clean what's left of them off the windows of the car and house.
30 posted on 05/07/2013 7:38:59 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Theophilus

Get enough birds or ducks and you won’t have to worry about the Cicadas


31 posted on 05/07/2013 7:40:27 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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