Cicadas are awakening 4 years early. It’s not a sign of the apocalypse but a scientific mystery. – Vox

Cicadas are here to suck on trees, have sex, and die.
 Yamanaka Tamaki / Flickr

In 2004, billions upon billions of shrimp-size insects took to the skies in the mid-Atlantic United States, covering entire houses, blaring extremely loud noises, and littering forests with their exoskeletons. When the swarm was finally over, the insects — cicadas — laid their eggs in the ground. Residents were told these creatures wouldn’t emerge again for another 17 years.

The cicadas had other plans.

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/5/18/15657722/cicada-washington-maryland-baltimore-wake-up

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