According to the Smithsonian Institution researcher Gary Hevel, one trillion cicadas—a giant insect the size of a human finger—are about to take over the East Coast. Some had said it would be a mere 30 billion, which were already enough bugs to go to the moon and back. How gross this could be? University of Maryland entomologist Mike Raupp says "there will be some places where it's wall-to-wall cicadas." [io9]


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