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 Posted: Tue Apr 9th, 2013 10:10 pm
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Why do I not remember these? Anybody?




It’s not a welcomed reunion, but after 17 years the cicadas are set to return to the East Coast.

Insect experts say that starting in mid April to late May, residents from North Carolina to New England will witness the emergence of billions upon billions of the singing insects. For them to emerge, the ground has to be a mild 64 degrees, notes retired Smithsonian entomologist Gary F. Hevel. That's how, even eight inches below ground, the insects know, "It's party time."

“In places where they’re going to be present, it’s going to be spectacular. There could be as many as 1 billion cicadas emerging per square mile,” Michael Raupp, a professor of entomology at the University of Maryland, told 1010 WINS.

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For those of you who've lived through this before, what is the noise like, and how long does it last? Is it off and on, or consistent racket for a month?

Last edited on Tue Apr 9th, 2013 10:41 pm by BayouBoogie

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Constant racket. worse when they dive bomb you.

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beejmi wrote: Why do I not remember these? Anybody?

I definitely remember everyone talking about this at the time, but I never saw any.



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They were pretty bad in the St. Louis area two years ago. There were times I had to roll my car windows up when I was stopped. I became used to the noise eventually, so the worst part was having to swat at them.

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they sound like loud crickets making one steady non stop chirp especially in the evening.  I agree that you eventually just block it out.



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They make a loud humm/buzz. We have them every few years and kids like finding their exoskeletons to look at. They aren't that bad, IMO. They dont "dive bomb" anybody. They stay the fuck away from humans.



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Portalesman wrote: They make a loud humm/buzz. We have them every few years and kids like finding their exoskeletons to look at. They aren't that bad, IMO. They dont "dive bomb" anybody. They stay the fuck away from humans.
Pretty much this right here.  I personally find it very entertaining to sit on the front porch with a cold beer watching people out for a walk when all of the sudden they freak the fuck out when they get hit by one.  Far more entertaining than seeing someone walk into a spider web.



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Portalesman wrote:
They make a loud humm/buzz. We have them every few years and kids like finding their exoskeletons to look at. They aren't that bad, IMO. They dont "dive bomb" anybody. They stay the fuck away from humans.Thats right jackass you got me i made it up.

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Chrisstlouis wrote:
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They make a loud humm/buzz. We have them every few years and kids like finding their exoskeletons to look at. They aren't that bad, IMO. They dont "dive bomb" anybody. They stay the fuck away from humans.Thats right jackass you got me i made it up.


There will come a day when I punch your fucking face off. I can only hope rossi is there to sensationalize it. "HIS FACE WAS PUNCHED OFF SO HARD IT STUCK TO THE BUILDING AND SLID DOWN THE SIDE LIKE A CARTOON PANCAKE!"



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Angry motherfuckers

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Angry motherfuckers

Yeah really. What's bugging them?



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Portalesman wrote:
Chrisstlouis wrote:
Portalesman wrote:
They make a loud humm/buzz. We have them every few years and kids like finding their exoskeletons to look at. They aren't that bad, IMO. They dont "dive bomb" anybody. They stay the fuck away from humans.Thats right jackass you got me i made it up.


There will come a day when I punch your fucking face off. I can only hope rossi is there to sensationalize it. "HIS FACE WAS PUNCHED OFF SO HARD IT STUCK TO THE BUILDING AND SLID DOWN THE SIDE LIKE A CARTOON PANCAKE!"

I would legit pay upwards of one (1) dollar to see a Ports vs. Chris from St. Louie shootfight.

Which gets me thinking...claw, can we run a tourney here? We'll call it the "Which S&W Poster Would Win in a Shootfight?" Tournament. 64 entrant, single elimination.

It'll be epic. It'll be known as the Cicada Invitational.

Last edited on Wed Apr 10th, 2013 12:05 pm by dogfacedgremlin34



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The first time I'd witnessed these was at my 6th grade camp.  They seemed to be everywhere but really never seen them since.



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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote:
Portalesman wrote:
Chrisstlouis wrote:
Portalesman wrote:
They make a loud humm/buzz. We have them every few years and kids like finding their exoskeletons to look at. They aren't that bad, IMO. They dont "dive bomb" anybody. They stay the fuck away from humans.Thats right jackass you got me i made it up.


There will come a day when I punch your fucking face off. I can only hope rossi is there to sensationalize it. "HIS FACE WAS PUNCHED OFF SO HARD IT STUCK TO THE BUILDING AND SLID DOWN THE SIDE LIKE A CARTOON PANCAKE!"

I would legit pay upwards of one (1) dollar to see a Ports vs. Chris from St. Louie shootfight.

Which gets me thinking...claw, can we run a tourney here? We'll call it the "Which S&W Poster Would Win in a Shootfight?" Tournament. 64 entrant, single elimination.

It'll be epic. It'll be known as the Cicada Invitational.


Mikeynumbers said I could borrow his lucky running shoes whenever I needed them. Bring it motherfuckers.



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