Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for December 10, 2018


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    Teto85 Premium Member 10 months ago

    Thank dog we live west of the Mississippi.

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    DCBakerEsq  10 months ago

    I like cicadas.

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    basicallystupid15 Premium Member 10 months ago

    Actually cicadas do NOT descend on DC. They are already there. They just come out of hibernation every 7 years or so, then back into the ground.

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    Happy Cat Premium Member 10 months ago

    Also did not mention that they shed their shells all over the place and you can find them stuck to patio umbrellas, window screens, etc. Really creepy.

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    chromosome Premium Member 10 months ago

    My grandmother used to collect those shells, paint them different colors, and put on fake diamonds for their eyes. I like to find sluggish cicadas (easy to do if the weather cools off suddenly). I pick them up and put them on my shirt. They will eventually crawl up to my shoulder and I can put them back on trees.

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    Sisyphos  10 months ago

    Gee willikers, Mr. Science! I did not know all that about cicadas! Thanks for informing me, so I can avoid the icky little monsters!

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