Thursday, May 06, 2004

If you're interested in seeing a periodical cicada emergence...

KC Lemson alerts us to this periodic menance:

Then now is the time! Party on, scientists. Have fun looking up a chart of when the 13 and 17 year broods will next sprout in each state. There's fifteen states that will need to be on the lookout for cicadas carrying signs that say “DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, VA and WVA in 2004!“. Dude.

I remember the huge brood from when I was a kid in Illinois (although I can't remember which year it was). They were everywhere. It was... gross. Now, I've spent a fair amount of time around flying cockroaches in my life, and being around just one of those wasn't a terribly enjoyable experience. When faced with the bajillion cicadas covering just about every surface... eesh.

As a friend of mine from the same general area said: “In 8th grade, instead of going to Washington, DC, or Springfield... we went to Lincoln Park Zoo.”

Oh boy! I can hardly wait (not)

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