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

    Nov 20, 2012
    I leave that here, just for the beauty of it....

  2. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    I remember faling asleep to their sound.
  3. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    QC, IL, USA
    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

    Unicron Continuity Spackle Moderator

    May 8, 2003
    The Red Church of Niah
    Cool video.
  5. Tribble puncher

    Tribble puncher Captain Captain

    Jan 17, 2012
    The Future
    Yes, pretty cool, thanks for posting.
  6. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    42 miles west of COVFEFE
    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

    Snaploud Admiral Admiral

    Jul 5, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    Nice video. Thanks for the link.
  8. Gary7

    Gary7 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    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).