One Buggy Thing: Cicadas “Got” POTUS and Press Pool Plane

One Buggy Thing: Cicadas “Got” POTUS and Press Pool Plane

President Biden: "Watch out for the cicadas. I just got one – it got me." pic.twitter.com/jfrik4bgpB — The Hill (@thehill) June 9, 2021 If you live in Washington, D.C. the cicadas are hard to ignore.  But this week their mating-frenzied existence reached new levels of intrusion in day-to-day DC.  On Tuesday evening, as AP’s Jonathan […]

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One Crazy Thing: An “STD” That Causes Cicadas To Be “Hyper-Sexual”

One Crazy Thing: An “STD” That Causes Cicadas To Be “Hyper-Sexual”

By now, if you live in the East or Midwest, you have seen the Brood X Cicadas everywhere — doing what they do, emerging from the ground, shedding their skin, mating, and then dying.  But a few of them have a fungus called Massospora, which produces an amphetamine and that causes them to lose control […]

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After 17 Years, Cicadas Are Back…On The Menu

After 17 Years, Cicadas Are Back…On The Menu

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Could the latest food trend be 17 years in the making? That’s right; we’re talking about the Brood X cicadas. Trillions of these odd-looking insects have been emerging from the ground across the eastern U.S. over the past few weeks, and experts say their return presents a perfect opportunity to indulge in some […]

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DMV – Get Ready – Millions of Cicadas Will Be Mating Soon Near You!

DMV – Get Ready – Millions of Cicadas Will Be Mating Soon Near You!

There are too many pull quotes to choose from: • Billions of #broodx #cicadasarecoming• They'll be LOUD.• If you're still like a tree they'll climb you and try to leave eggs on you. Rude.• They'll leave dead skin and THEN dead bodies everywhere. https://t.co/J7SI51atTM — danie_d (@danie_d) March 10, 2021 The Washington, D.C. region will […]

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