Monday, May 20, 2013

...cicadas came to this world to "sing making a big noise"...! it was not for sin or evil...!











U.S. braces for ‘Swarmageddon’ as billions of cicadas expected to emerge after 17 years underground

The ear-splitting chorus can reach 90 decibels – comparable to a pneumatic drill.


Philip Sherwell, The Telegraph | 13/05/19 8:55 PM ET
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/19/u-s-braces-for-swarmageddon-as-billions-of-cicadas-expected-to-emerge-after-17-years-underground/



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America’s East Coast is bracing for a cacophonous summer as hordes of flying insects emerge for a once-in-a-generation phenomenon popularly known as “Swarmageddon”.

After 17 years underground growing from larva to bug, billions of cicadas are about to revel in the final four climactic weeks of their unusual life cycle.

At some point over the next few weeks, when the temperature at eight feet below ground reaches a steady 64F, the nymphs, as juvenile cicadas are called, will scramble out of the ground.

AP Photo/The Free Lance-Star, Dave EllisSeventeen-year Brood II cicadas emerge in the Leavells Crossing neighborhood in Spotsylvania, Va., on Thursday, May 16, 2013. The first cicadas have officially arrived in Virginia for the 2013 season.

They will then embark on their noisy, short-lived adult life in pursuit of a mate. Males flex their tymbals, drum-like organs in their abdomens, making a distinctive clicking sound. Female cicadas answer by snapping their wings.

The ear-splitting chorus can reach 90 decibels – comparable to a pneumatic drill.

After the females lay their eggs, the parents soon expire. The eggs hatch later in the year and the young fall to the ground and burrow down, not be to seen – or heard from – for another 17 years.

Cicadas have already emerged in southern states. But the great – and for some gross – encounter between man and insect in America’s most populous region, the 900-mile north-east corridor that runs from Washington through Philadelphia and New York to Boston, is expected to begin by the end of this month or early June.

The bugs cover trees, shrubbery, house facades, even car tires. They are benign if intrusive creatures – they do not sting, bite or harm crops. Even so, for some, it will be seen as a plague of biblical proportions. Veterans of previous invasions are planning to flee to the beach or the cities – cicada-unfriendly terrain.

Other broods emerge on different geographic 17-year cycles in the eastern US, including the one that swamped Washington in 2004. In a memorable moment captured by photographers, President George W Bush was pursued up the steps to Air Force One by a cicada.

Scott Olson/Getty Images FileCicadas in a forest preserve in Willow Springs, Illinois.

Swarmageddon is prompting advice ranging from investing in noise-reducing earphones to not mowing the lawn during the day, as cicadas can mistake the sound of power tools for mating calls.

Other advice includes thinking of them as the “shrimp of the earth”, and treating them accordingly: by eating them.

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CrossWinds • 15 hours ago
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There is a different swarmageddon of locusts coming.........
Turn to the Lord Jesus today, who suffered and died, to spare you from the wrath to come.........

.......Revelation 9:2-5........

2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
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George F.T. CrossWinds • in a few seconds

Hey bro. are you preaching or proselytizing...? Because I do not know of anything worse than no manna and death by hunger...! Especially when it is proven your god is bogus...! 


George F.T. CrossWinds • 14 minutes ago

    Not exactly bro...! The Bible is their own self fulfillment doom ! And Christians will be burned once more, in anger for their God not saving them!


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A.Outrage CrossWinds • 6 hours ago
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Religion: "...And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit....blah, blah, blah"

Science: "After 17 years underground growing from larva to bug, billions of cicadas are about to revel in the final four climactic weeks of their unusual life cycle."

Religion: "...And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power, blah, blah, blah... fire and brimstone....blah, blah, blah."

Science: "After the females lay their eggs, the parents soon expire. The eggs hatch later in the year and the young fall to the ground and burrow down, not be to seen – or heard from – for another 17 years."

Religion: "And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months, blah, blah, blah....burn in hell you heathen apostate!."

Science: Posit theories, research, experimentation, study, published findings, peer review, education, knowledge, understanding, evidence = rational.

Religion: Fairytales, legend, miracles, illiteracy, fear, punishment, worship, mythology, believe it or else!, no evidence = irrational.
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    George F.T. A.Outrage • 7 minutes ago

    Religion: the god of the Bible made cicadas so that they would be the only insects to come and sing to us every 17 years!

    Science: 17 years of pupae is a Evolutionary process of self preservation! It is safer under ground! Birds and humans destroy or eat cicadas! Moles might eat them when in the ground!

    Pure Logic: Cicadas are proof that when you make a organic insect robot, it generally takes 17 years only for them to come out of the ground! As that is the time frame you made it for...!

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EVOLUTIONISTS and crap Christian religions: 
"Hey bro. Irrational = a irrational source of Rationality, i.e. Mother nature, or rational/irrational pure logic ?

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