Cicadas

The double cicada invasion in 2024 isn’t as much as they are making it to be

You know how they talk about Illinois seeing two cicada broods overlap this year? The 13-year cicadas and the 17-year cicadas. And this only happens once ever 221 years. (the last time being 1803). Well, the two broods just BARELY overlap in Central Illinois. Here’s a map. Since the overlap is on the fringes of …

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What do cicadas taste like?

The Beachwood Reporter collected the following: “Descriptions of the taste range from shrimp to canned asparagus to not much at all.”– USA Today “They taste like almonds.”– RedEye “They taste like raw potato.”– Northwest Herald “I found them woodsy and nutty at first, kind of crunchy. And there was a creamy peanut butter taste under …

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IDEA: Cicada Olympics

The Summer Olympics come every four years. The cicadas come every 17 years. That makes them the Olympics TO THE EXTREME. Here are some cicada postcards for you to collect: The cicada high jump The cicada 100 meter sprint The cicada 800 meter swimming race You can even print out this cicada and color it. …

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