Yesterday, my father-in-law in Ohio delighted by daughter here in California with a recording from his front porch of the insane din of cicadas. She couldn't believe the volume. Why are they so damn loud? Above, Dr. Samuel Ramsey, "Your Friendly Neighborhood Entomologist," explains why the insects get together in huge gatherings and make so much noise.
With five minutes left in the Olympic women's hockey match between Argentina and Spain, Agrentine TV network TyC cut to a perplexing shot of a different sort of action—a cockroach wandering around the arena. Video below. I hope la cucaracha takes home the gold. READ THE REST
As the plague of 17-year cicadas descends across the eastern and midwestern United States, some people have decided that they are low-carb, gluten-free delicacy. This insectivore trend spurred the US Food and Drug Administration to tweet an official warning: "Don't eat #cicadas if you're allergic to seafood as these insects share a family relation to… READ THE REST
As the plague of 17-year cicadas descends across the eastern and midwestern United States, officials in Union County, Georgia ask that residents stop calling 911 over the bugs' infernal noise. From a Union County Fire/Rescue & EMA post on Facebook: Union County E911 is receiving multiple 911 calls for "alarms" in the neighborhood. More than… READ THE REST
You can buy gifts for your bae. You can buy gifts for your mom and dad. You can even buy gifts for your kids. But there's something different you feel when you buy something fun and new for your pet. We don't even have to get into why people have different sets of feelings for… READ THE REST
If you're a gamer, there's little that gets you more excited than new gear. Stepping up to a new controller or a new headset can literally change the entire experience of playing every game on your shelf. We know what the charge of playing with new toys is like, which is why you should definitely… READ THE REST
Your home Wi-Fi router is your conduit to the outside world. It's your portal to the internet, your connection to streaming content, and more and more often lately, your best means of seeing faraway friends and family face-to-face online. But we all know that not far beyond that portal lies demons. Those nefarious forces come… READ THE REST