They're coming!!!!

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  1. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    For all northern Illinois and Indiana people, THE CICADAS ARE COMING!!!!!

    In a little over one week, on May 22nd, Brood XIII, the 17-year cicadas will be emerging from the ground.

    I don't know about you guys but I haven't been living for 17 years and this is scaring the crap outta me. They're going to be everywhere!!

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  2. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    they look different from the cicadas in my area, i think they came out 2 years ago for my area (around DC)
     
  3. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    gee thx... anything that flies and buzzes creeps me out...
     
  4. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    Be afraid, be very afraid. My relatives in Princeton told me you couldn't leave the house for days. It sounded like trains rolling through their property, and the eggs are buried in the bark of trees for the next birth.
    Check this out http://www.cicadamania.com
     
  5. Telp macrumors 68040

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    :D :D :D Get ready cuz your in for a ride.
     
  6. zelmo macrumors 603

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    I just lived through my 3rd cycle a few years back [in Maryland].
    They are large.
    They are loud.
    They are legion.
    They plump when you cook 'em.:p

    They are generally harmless to humans. Have fun.
     
  7. iRachel macrumors 6502a

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    Eh. they really weren't that bad. Just noisy.

    They don't bite or anything like that.
     
  8. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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    i hate those fricken thing, they're dirty and annoying. cicada prepare to meet my airsoft gun
     
  9. macmama macrumors regular

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    Last time they came out in NJ, one flew into the open car window as we were driving along the Turnpike and pegged me in the side of the face. I almost jumped out of the (fast) moving car!!!

    So today's lesson, kids: when the cicadas come, drive with the windows CLOSED. :eek:
     
  10. Chundles macrumors G4

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    What's the big deal with cicadas? They're here every summer making a god awful squeal up in the trees but you sort of like it because it's part of the summer soundtrack.

    In Sydney in the suburbs in summer they're deadset deafening.
     
  11. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I remember when they breezed through SE Texas a few years back. Bloody insects are loouuud! :eek:

    and they're big and dumb and fly into things. Not cool if you're terribly freaked out by bugs like I am... :eek:
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Buzzzz...... Buzzy buzzzy buzzzy.

    I hate the cicadas, every flogging year they make it hard to hear anything outside.
     
  13. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    i knocked one out with my airsoft when i was 12... hehehe :D. teh flipping thing wouldn't get outta my room.
     
  14. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Likewise, don't really know what the big deal is. Grew up with them every summer in the Midwest.

    The only time I hate them is when they bang into you. Been hit a few times in the head -- smarts a bit.

    The skins that they leave are cool. :cool:
     
  15. macmama macrumors regular

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    They really are... look like whole little skeletal bugs. Neat science project for kids.
     

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