Very O.T, but... the sun

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Very O.T, but... the sun

Post by Julie » Mon Apr 08, 2024 1:17 pm

I'm about 45 mins away from seeing 90%+ 'totality' (too lazy to drive an hour for full) and it seems like forever!

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Re: Very O.T, but... the sun

Post by ChicagoGranny » Mon Apr 08, 2024 2:48 pm

4.8 earthquake last week, eclipse 4/8, 4.8 cicada hatchings this summer. The world will end after the last cicada seeks shelter this fall.

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Re: Very O.T, but... the sun

Post by Julie » Mon Apr 08, 2024 5:48 pm

And maybe they'll be better at taking care of this place. :cry:

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Re: Very O.T, but... the sun

Post by kteague » Wed Apr 10, 2024 6:03 am

Speaking of cicadas, searched for the old thread with cicada limericks from maybe 2004 but couldn't find them. Anyhow, If this double brood cicada extravaganza is anything at all
like 2004, our family will pay a few bills from selling t-shirts. Being a country girl in my youth, the cicadas don't freak me out much. Don't like them but not afraid. I doubt I would hear much of their noise this time around because it sounds so much like the tinnitus I've developed since last emergence. Since I'm now in southern California I won't have to prove my bravery. lol

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Re: Very O.T, but... the sun

Post by ChicagoGranny » Thu Apr 11, 2024 5:27 pm

I’m so happy that I’m not a bug

Waiting seventeen years for a hug

And the sex that comes after

It leads straight to disaster!

Not to mention shoes smooshing my mug

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Re: Very O.T, but... the sun

Post by kteague » Fri Apr 12, 2024 3:32 am

ChicagoGranny wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2024 5:27 pm
I’m so happy that I’m not a bug

Waiting seventeen years for a hug

And the sex that comes after

It leads straight to disaster!

Not to mention shoes smooshing my mug
Love it!

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Re: Very O.T, but... the sun

Post by ChicagoGranny » Sun Apr 14, 2024 3:38 pm

kteague wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2024 6:03 am
Speaking of cicadas
Let's stop worrying about the double brood hatch. :)

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Re: Very O.T, but... the sun

Post by Really » Sun Apr 14, 2024 4:01 pm

kteague wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2024 6:03 am
Speaking of cicadas, searched for the old thread with cicada limericks from maybe 2004 but couldn't find them. lol
Is this what you are looking for?
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9177&p=78911&hilit=cicada#p78744
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Re: Very O.T, but... the sun

Post by kteague » Sat Jul 06, 2024 4:33 pm

I am soooo late coming back to this. Fun to glance back at some chuckles. Thanks!

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Re: Very O.T, but... the sun

Post by chunkyfrog » Sun Jul 07, 2024 12:10 pm

Funny, the map shows no cicada orgy in Nebraska;
but for years, our hot summers have the interminable screeching from the treetops.
WTF are those ugly creatures anyway?
Are they tourists? Lost? Or hitchhikers from hell?

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Re: Very O.T, but... the sun

Post by ChicagoGranny » Mon Jul 08, 2024 2:00 pm

chunkyfrog wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2024 12:10 pm
Funny, the map shows no cicada orgy in Nebraska;
but for years, our hot summers have the interminable screeching from the treetops.
WTF are those ugly creatures anyway?
Are they tourists? Lost? Or hitchhikers from hell?
The map only shows Brood XII and Brood XIX. There are 13 other broods.
Every emergence is exciting – but this one is special because two adjacent broods of cicadas will be coming out at the same time. Across the eastern U.S. there are 15 broods, which are geographical groups of cicadas that each consist of up to four different species, and emerge on a very predictable schedule. It’s not unusual for different broods to come out at the same time, but it’s not all that common for adjacent broods to emerge together.

This year we’ll see 17-year Brood XIII to the north and 13-year Brood XIX to the south. They haven’t come up at the same time for 221 years – since 1803.

https://www.georgetown.edu/news/ask-a-p ... r-cicadas/
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Re: Very O.T, but... the sun

Post by chunkyfrog » Mon Jul 08, 2024 6:20 pm

Not so pleasant in 90 degree nights with no AC.
those little effers screech all night long.
We have AC now, but my tinnitus duplicates the sound 24/7--
FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!

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Re: Very O.T, but... the sun

Post by Conrad » Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:11 am

chunkyfrog wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2024 6:20 pm
Not so pleasant in 90 degree nights with no AC.
those little effers screech all night long.
We have AC now, but my tinnitus duplicates the sound 24/7--
FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!
I don't know about the cicadas in Nebraska but I've been on this earth for more than 60 years and in all that time I have never heard cicadas at night.

"In the US, there are no cicadas that typically sing at night (though many do have periods of intense activity at dusk). When Magicicada populations are very dense, some individuals may utter short bursts of sound during unusually hot nights or near bright lights, but this behavior is not typical."
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Re: Very O.T, but... the sun

Post by chunkyfrog » Tue Jul 09, 2024 11:08 am

My only explanation for their singing all night was the light pollution from our street lights.
And the unbearable heat!
The poor creatures likely had no idea what time it really was.
Either that, or their hormones were very excessive.

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