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Life is only what you wonder.

Saturday, May 29, 2004

The Year Of The Locust

cicada (si k? da) n., large, noise-producing insect of the order homoptera, with a stout body, a stout body, wide blunt head, and large transparent wings and the males of which produce a loud buzzing noise usually by stridulation

It's all people are talking about. These are among some of the tidbits I've been hearing from people lately:

  • Cicadas are a delicacy and make very tasty treats.
    (I don't know about you, but I've got better things to do with my time than deep-fry some insects.)

  • Find a rare blue-eyed cicada and you could receive $1,000.
    (Apparently it was all a big hoax, but that didn't stop people from looking anyway.)

  • Cicadas have stingers like wasps or bees and will sting you if you get too close.
    (Totally false. Cicadas don't have stingers.)
And the buzz continues. . .