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Gross: Mayfly Cloud So Huge It's Caught On Radar
The Business Insider ^ | Gregory White

Posted on 06/04/2010 2:56:00 PM PDT by blam

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To: peeps36

As far as I know....they don’t.


51 posted on 06/04/2010 6:11:08 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Yeppers. A while back I was the third wheel with my buddy and his girl-friend. We’d go out cruisin’ and boozin’ and all the good stuff when you’re 18 to 20. One day I made mention of the event to my buddy.

So off we go to St. Claire Shores and the Jefferson Nautical Mile ‘just to check it out’ he says, with Cindy sitting between us in his 72 Gutless Cutless.

When we got back both of us had bruised shoulders from her punching us because it was SO yucky. We ran out of windshield washer fluid and those bugs where a smeared all over like peanut butter.

THey made a nice crunchy squishy sound when you drove, and stopping at the intersection was akin to stopping in freezing rain.

Yep, them bruises hurt for awhile. We both still smile about that day though.


52 posted on 06/04/2010 6:42:46 PM PDT by raygun
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To: Right Wing Assault

Being near the Mississippi we get them in spades. Our local park’s exit is a short but steep incline. The park gets alot of cruisers because it’s set up with a loop and has a bar at one end of it.

One nite a I saw a biker, who thought he was cool, trying to gun it out of the park, forgetting about the mayflies. Laid the bike right over. I laughed for a long time on that one.

The BNSF has double and single lines running thru that park before they cross the nearby swing span bridge. The mayflies have been so think they’ve had a hard time stopping trains some years - damn scary I’m sure when the bridge is open for a barge.


53 posted on 06/04/2010 7:00:57 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 is here...)
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To: blam

I have been in Maryland twice for the 17 year cicadas that hatch along a corridor of the Baltimore-Washington Pkwy. It is like driving through a volcano..


54 posted on 06/04/2010 7:11:17 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Barack Obama- 21st Century Edsel)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Biting Midges - No See'ums
55 posted on 06/04/2010 7:17:06 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Free chicken feed.


56 posted on 06/04/2010 8:36:35 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: blam

Biting midges. Sound nasty. I’m glad most of the ones we have don’t bite.


57 posted on 06/05/2010 11:22:01 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: blam
A fishing buddy and I got caught in the Mayfly hatch on the Mississippi one year.

It quite literally blotted out the sun. I was cleaning them out of my gear for weeks afterwards.

58 posted on 06/05/2010 11:28:57 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: blam

I saw a documentary a couple years back about an African tribe that catches a type of fly during the spring by swinging these small nets in the air. The flies looked like a May Fly, but when they caught thousands of them in the net, they would patty them like a hamburger, cook and eat them. Good source of protein I guess.


59 posted on 06/05/2010 11:31:43 AM PDT by Sawdring
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To: savedbygrace

“Noseeum (Ceratopogonidae)”

I hate those bastards!


60 posted on 06/05/2010 11:31:53 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Rebelbase

Not only are they annoying, irritating and tending to ruin your life, their name is unpronounceable.


61 posted on 06/05/2010 11:40:14 AM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: Free Vulcan

My wife’s flying home from Minneapolis-St Paul tomorrow. I wonder if there could be any impact on take-off or landing. Her two stops before Tulsa are Chicago Midway and St Louis.


62 posted on 06/05/2010 11:45:08 AM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: Bender2; cleveland gop; Richard Kimball; Lil'freeper
Gee Bend, I sure hope they don't make chicken fried steak using Soylent Green.

Well I enjoyed having dinner with you in Waco the other day even if they do...

And I must say you are much more svelte looking chap than I gave you credit for.

63 posted on 06/11/2010 5:26:14 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: big'ol_freeper; Allegra; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; ...
Re: And I must say you are much more svelte looking chap... than I gave you credit for.

Gadzooks, that Fort Hood sawbones... did good work on ya, big!

Pshaw, Bender. I could have done better... operating in my sleep.

I think our waitress had a thing for you... It is the one in the middle, don't ya recall?

Oh well, back... to breakfast!

64 posted on 06/12/2010 2:41:51 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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