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Fun 11 29.73%
Scary 4 10.81%
Annoying 17 45.95%
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Old 05-23-2004, 03:17 AM   #46
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But bruce they can infest adults as well !!!!
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Old 06-09-2004, 01:02 PM   #47
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I still haven't seen one of the damn things, but was driving down from Berks County yesterday and passed through an area that has them. I still didn't see one, but I actually turned off the stereo to listen ... eerie.

How do people sleep through that?
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Old 06-09-2004, 01:12 PM   #48
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They are basically gone from the DC area. You see a few here or there, but mostly they are latecomers that will never get any action. Poor things.

It's quiet again.
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Old 06-09-2004, 01:13 PM   #49
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That isn't fucking safe for anything zippyt. I still can't work out what they photoshopped together to make that.
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Old 06-09-2004, 01:18 PM   #50
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Check snopes. It looks like a lotus flower.
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Old 06-09-2004, 01:24 PM   #51
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Lotus Seed Pod, actually.

What's funny is that I've seen this somewhat disturbing, but well done, digital enhancement numerous times, but I'd never seen the version with the "weird rash/infestation" story before hitting snopes.
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Old 06-09-2004, 01:56 PM   #52
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Lotus Seed Pod, actually.

What's funny is that I've seen this somewhat disturbing, but well done, digital enhancement numerous times, but I'd never seen the version with the "weird rash/infestation" story before hitting snopes.
Jesus. Whatever it is, I wish I hadn't seen it. It did look "fake", but still nasty! Fuck! *jabs herself in her mind's eye...out image out!!!!*
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Old 07-14-2004, 12:54 AM   #53
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just had to revive the cicada thread.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Incessant insect buzzing is a fate almost as bad as jail, a Cincinnati man argued to a judge late last month.

Joe Armstrong had been convicted of selling $20 worth of cocaine and was facing sentencing before Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Martin on June 30, reports the Cincinnati Post.

Before Martin decided whether to give Armstrong the maximum year in prison, he asked him if there was anything he wanted to say.

Armstrong asked for probation instead of jail time because this spring's invasion of Brood X cicadas had been enough punishment.

"What did the cicadas have to do with it?" asked Martin.

"They caused my wife, she was terrified, so she rode me as long as they was here," Armstrong replied. "I suffered so much mental anguish, it's just by the grace of God that I still have my sanity at this point in time."

"I don't think probation will work here," Martin answered, noting that Armstrong had been placed on probation 10 times since 1985, had not completed any of the terms of probation and was in fact wanted in Alabama for a 1996 violation.


Armstrong persisted.

"If I was to do six months, I would likely come home to nothing," he said. "No wife. No phone. Nothing."

Martin gave him six months in the Hamilton County Justice Center anyway but made him eligible to cut that time to two months with work details.

As for the cicadas, there are none in the Justice Center, said Hamilton County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Barnett.
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Old 07-14-2004, 08:51 AM   #54
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"As for the cicadas, there are none in the Justice Center, said Hamilton County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Barnett."
And apparently, thank GOD, there were none here in Philly either. *whew!!* :thumpsup:
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:25 PM   #55
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Zombie Thread Alert (plus nasty photoshopped pic)

I just took some photos of cicada damage, 2.5 years later, on some cherry trees.



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Old 01-02-2007, 11:59 AM   #56
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Did they bore holes in the limb, HM?
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:16 PM   #57
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They lay eggs under the bark with a stinger-like ovipositor, cutting short slits. The eggs hatch, and the young 'uns work their way out, fall to the ground, and head for the roots.
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:19 PM   #58
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Good pictures.

We planted a new tree just before the cicadas came. They tore the hell out of all of its nice tender young limbs. But it is slowly healing. It's kind of amazing to me that they are able to drill through wood to lay their eggs. When you look carefully at the slender branches on all the trees around here, they all have those scars.
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:36 PM   #59
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I knew they hatched their eggs under the bark, buy didn't know the larva would dig into the wood. I guess the larva only have to screw up the cambium layer, (and bark) to cause that damage.
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:56 PM   #60
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The adults drill the hole into the wood and lay the egg. When the egg hatches, the worm just wiggles out the same hole.
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