Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cicada Calls Are Literally Deafening

Gird your loins, cover your ears, and prepare to surrender your lawn to billions of teenage arthropods. The cicadas are coming.

In a couple of weeks, Brood V will begin its ascent from under the Earth to burst forth in a cacophony of rebirth, hunger, and sex. Residents of several East Coast states will be able to witness (and hear) the fruition of the brood’s 17-year life cycle, which won’t appear again until 2033.

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