The red velvet ant is a species of parasitic wasp native to the eastern US. It is best known for its extremely painful sting, earning it the nickname cow killer. Female ants lay their eggs on the larvae of eastern cicada killers, and the ant grubs then consume their hosts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das…
Cicadas live underground for 17 years before ever coming to the surface. youtube.com/watch?v=EWr8f…
Today I learned of the parasitic Massospora fungus which infects cicadas, replaces their genitals with a fungal stump, and hijacks their brains with amphetamines and/or psilocybin (the key chemical in hallucinogenic mushrooms), forcing them to mate non-stop and spread the fungal spores to infect other cicadas. nytimes.com/2019/06/28/sc…
There are about 1,500 species of cicadas known. There are those that appear yearly in midsummer, and there are also the so-called "periodic" cicadas. They appear at prime number intervals - 7 years, 13 years and 17 years. Once every 221 years, the 13-year cycle and 17-year cycle cicadas overlap. abc.net.au/science/articl…
Today I learned of a secret society called Cicada 3301, that has on six occasions posted puzzles and alternate reality games (some lasting years) in an attempt to recruit code breakers from the public. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cic…
Cicadas have turned a deadly zombie fungus Cordyceps into an ally, the fungus is known to kill any insect species it comes in contact with theatlantic.com/science/a…
Certain types of the Cicada bug have gestation periods linked directly to prime numbers abc.net.au/science/articl…
Today I learned of a secret society called Cicada 3301, that has on six occasions posted puzzles and alternate reality games (some lasting years) in an attempt to recruit code breakers from the public. wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicada…
Cicadas can damage your hearing and males can produce sounds louder than 100 decibels video.nationalgeographic.…
Marcus Wanner, who solved the mysterious Cicada 3301 group's 2012 puzzle, was tasked to create software, with other puzzle solvers, to fit their core ideology. They believe that every human being has a right to privacy and anonymity, information should be free, and censorship harms humanity. rollingstone.com/culture/…
There is a cryptic organization called Cicada 3301 that posts challenging puzzles and games online, possibly to recruit codebreakers and linguists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cic…
Certain species of cicadas only emerge on prime cycles (13 & 17 yr) to avoid peak predator cycles and cross-breeding. youtu.be/ivQaJwFRowc
Cicadas are the only known creature that can kill bacteria on contact via nothing more than nanostructure phys.org/news/2013-03-cic…
Cicada wings are natural antibacterial agents: their wings are coated with blunted spikes that literally tear apart bacteria phys.org/news/2013-03-cic…
The sound Cicadas and Crickets make can be used to gauge temperature. Counting a Cricket's chirps over a 15 second period, then adding 37, can give you the temperature. yesterdaysisland.com/natu…
Cicada live underground in larval form for 2 to 17 years! Only to emerge and die 5 to six weeks later after mating! animals.mom.me/long-cicad…
Cicadas use organs called tymbals to produce a unique mating call as loud as 120 decibels, near the pain threshold of the human ear. Scientists still don't fully understand how tymbals produce sound at such a high volume. animals.howstuffworks.com…
Cicada song is so loud it repels the birds that would normally eat them. channel.nationalgeographi…
Cicada 3301 is an anonymous organization that on three occasions has posted a set of complex puzzles to recruit capable cryptanalysts from the public. It has been called "the most elaborate and mysterious puzzle of the internet age". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cic…
Cicadas live underground for 2-17 years before coming back above ground to live a short adulthood. cicadamania.com/
Cicada song is loud enough to cause permanent hearing loss in humans should the cicada sing just outside the listener's ear. Males disable their own tympana while calling, thereby preventing damage to their hearing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cic…
Cicada 3301, is a mysterious secret society or think tank that recruits via complex Internet puzzles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cic…
Today I learned cicadas have evolved 13 and 17 year breeding cycles, because prime integers rarely sync with other integers making it rare that they will breed in sync with predators. lifeslittlemysteries.com/…
There is a group of cicadas with a 17-year life cycle and there are billions of them, and their population density can reach up to 1.5 million cicadas per acre. washingtonpost.com/news/m…
The 17 year cicada brood is hatching this spring in the eastern US. They will emerge when the ground warms to about 64 degrees F. magicicada.org/magicicada…
A Cicada's call can damage our hearing video.nationalgeographic.…
Cicadas emerge at prime number intervals because it is less likely for predators to sync their cycles with the insects'. the-scientist.com/?articl…
A Male Cicada Will Follow Your Snapping Fingers And Sing Because It Sounds Like A Female Cicada Snapping Its Wings youtu.be/tjLiWy2nT7U?t=2m…
There is a wasp that paralyzes cicadas, lays its eggs on them, then the hatched larvae feed on the body cicadamania.com/cicadas/1…
The 13 and 17 year lifecycles of North American cicadas have most likely evolved because those numbers are prime, in an elegant case of life imitating number theory en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_…
Periodical cicadas are an insect that spends up to 17 years underground before emerging for a month long frenzy of singing and sex before dying of exhaustion bbc.co.uk/earth/story/201…
In 2021 Brood X, the largest brood of North American seventeen-year cicadas, will emerge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
There are Dog Day Cicadas that appear every year that are different from the Periodical Cicadas that appear every 13-17 years. The annual "Dog Day" Cicadas appear more because their nymphs only take 2-5 years to mature. mdc.mo.gov/discover-natur…
Cicadas only emerge at prime number intervals of years (7, 13 or 17) because it reduces the chance of encountering predators or other cicadaspecies. abc.net.au/science/articl…
:The African cicada fly spends 17 years sleeping, then wakes up for two weeks, mates and then die. enchantedlearning.com/sub…
There's an old Beijing traditional art where you make miniature people from cicada shells and magnolia flower buds called "hairy monkeys". traditions.cultural-china…
The largest wasp (up to 2" long, 2x-4x the size of a normal wasp) in the US called a Cicada Killer rarely stings. Males aggressively attack each other but cannot sting and tend to ignore people. Females will sting if handled roughly or stepped on but the sting has been likened to a pinprick. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sph…
Cicadas emerge every prime number of years to avoid synchronizing with the life cycles of their predators newyorker.com/online/blog…
If you snap near a male cicada it'll move towards the noise; eventually land on your hand. FF to 2:47 youtube.com/watch?v=tjLiW…
There is a huge unsolved online puzzle called Cicada 3301 uncovering-cicada.wikia.c…
Cicadas emerge every 17 years from the ground in billions, mate, and then die within 2-4 weeks. youtube.com/watch?v=idHyI…
Today I learned that Cicadas have awoken from a 13 year underground slumber to invade the Southern United states huffingtonpost.com/2011/0…
The wings of a Clanger cicada have a physical surface structure that can kill bacteria on contact phys.org/news/2013-03-cic…
This summer, billions of hibernating Cicada bugs will emerge from the ground for the first time in 17 years when soil temperatures reach 18C all over the northeast United States. dc.about.com/cs/weather/a…
Cicadas live underground for 17 years. youtube.com/watch?v=tjLiW…
Cicadas, which is a bug that surfaces from underground every 13-17 years is actually related to shrimp and Is perfectly edible. Challenge Accepted whoknew.news.yahoo.com/?v…
A number of Eastern US cicada species only appear once every 13 or 17 years. Their entire populations are synchronized to arise from the ground and reproduce over a 4 to 6 week period before going back underground again for over a decade. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
Different species of cicada will emerge in prime number years (13 vs. 17) to avoid overlapping and accidentally crossbreeding en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
Cicadas only appear every 13 years due to it being a prime number (and more interesting stuff about primes in article) bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-1…
There is an insect related to the cicada that has a fake ant on it's back for camouflage. newscientist.com/gallery/…
Cicada's breeding cycles are in prime numbers so it can protect its larvaes/offsprings from natural predators. theatlantic.com/business/…
A cicada's call can damage your hearing.. cicadamania.com/cicadas/t…
Cicadas only come out of the ground to have sex and make more cicadas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
Cicadas only emerge every prime number of years – 13, or 17 – to avoid synchronising with the life cycles of their predators sciencenetlinks.com/scien…
Not only are Cicadas songs loud enough to deafen you, each species has a unique song so they don't attract the wrong mate. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
There is a type of cicada (Magicicada) that lives underground feeding off the juices of tree roots for 17 years, after which the entire population swarms from the ground for a few weeks of frantic mating. A large brood that has been underground since 1996 is about to emerge on the East Coast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
There is a cicada that spends 13 to 17 years underground, they then synchronously emerge, live for two months and when the eggs are laid, they are gone for an other 13 to 17 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
The Cicada Killer Wasp stuns a cicada and lays its eggs in it, with the larvae eating the cicada as they grow. The Red Velvet Ant lays its eggs on that nest, with its larvae feeding on the cicada wasp larvae as they grow. lancaster.unl.edu/pest/re…
Cicadas have evolved using prime-numbered emergence years as a survival mechanism en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
There's a fungus that turns cicadas into "flying salt shakers of death" blog.mycology.cornell.edu…
Some cicadas can live up to 17 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cic…
This year, the largest of the 13 year brood cycle cicadas are due to hatch! magicicada.org/about/broo…
Cicadas have evolved to have an unusually long life cycle of 13 or 17 years (prime numbers) spent underground to avoid the life cycles of predators [PDF] cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/cicada…
Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the human ear in the absence of a corresponding external sound, that can take the form of a whining, buzzing, hissing, whistling, ticking, clicking, roaring, crickets, tree frogs, cicadas, tunes, songs, sizzling, human voices or a steady tone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
- Cicada 3301 ran a month long cryptographic recruitment game over 4chan & Reddit github.com/bibanon/bibano…
Cicadas evolved to emerge every prime number amount of years to avoid coinciding with predators io9.com/5895840/why-do-ci…
The Cicadas emerge on prime number cycles to be more elusive... livescience.com/14238-sou…

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