Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for September 24, 2015
richard's poor almanac - by richard thompson more unwanted cicade facts in a few weeks cicadas will descend on the d.c. area by the trillion! did you know that they have lots of legs (6) and tiny, staring red eyes? is that creepy or what? and did you know that cicadas are naturally drawn to people? in fact they love nothing more than land-ing on a person & walking all over him or her with all 6 of their legs! man: yee get off and not only can they sense fear, they can detect even the slightest twinge of insectophobia from 5 miles away! then quick as a flash they move in for the dreaded "cicada dogpile." man: yeew ew ick ugh interestingly, the cicada's only natural enemy is - the northern snakehead! so it might be a good idea to keep your yard stocked with a dozen or so of these useful fish, just for peace of mind. man: kill!