The Return of the Cicadas - 17 years they hide...

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Lee Enfield, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Lee Enfield

    Lee Enfield Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I leave that here, just for the beauty of it....

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/30/cicada-time-lapse-video-by-samuel-orr_n_3361789.html

     
  2. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I remember faling asleep to their sound.
     
  3. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    That was a super neat video. What a weird life cycle these insects have.

    Animal instinct is one of the hardest concepts for me to grasp, that evolution not only affects the way that creatures look, but that it tells them what to do. It's truly impressive.
     
  4. Unicron

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    Cool video.
     
  5. Tribble puncher

    Tribble puncher Captain Captain

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    Yes, pretty cool, thanks for posting.
     
  6. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Who is John Galt?
    Anyone think that this is where the sound effects guys for TOS Star Trek got the original sample for the phaser? Sounds a hell of a lot like it.
     
  7. Snaploud

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    Nice video. Thanks for the link.
     
  8. Gary7

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    Something interesting I learned today about cicadas. They're part of the Cicadoidea super family and there are approximately 2,500 different species. Most have a 2~5 year life cycle, but then there's the Magicicada genus of North America, which is the one known for having an extraordinarily 17 year long life cycle (their appearance happening to be this year).