TV News LIES

Sunday, Jun 23rd

Last update07:58:30 AM GMT

You are here News Science When will cicadas come back? You're asking the wrong question. Their pee will 'rain' down

When will cicadas come back? You're asking the wrong question. Their pee will 'rain' down

Cicada You may think that 1 trillion noisy periodical cicadas emerging in the Midwest and southern states this spring is gross – but we’ve got something even more disgusting to tell you.

As the Brood XIII and Brood XIX cicadas emerge, the two broods will also produce huge amounts of pee. Yes, pee, more commonly called honeydew or cicada rain, according to John Cooly, an entomologist at the University of Connecticut.

Periodical cicadas, which appear in large numbers once every 13 to 17 years, have the unique ability to urinate in high-velocity jets, according to a recent article in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Cicadas can consume 300 times their weight in xylem, or plant sap, each day. They can release their pee as high as 10 feet in the air in a second, according to the New York Times.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders, who took 'Earthrise' photo, dead in plane crash

William Anders, Apollo 8 astonautRetired astronaut William Anders, who was one of the first three humans to orbit the moon,...

The launch of Boeing’s crewed Starliner space capsule is called off yet again

Star;iner launch aborted again A launch of Boeing's Starliner space capsule was scrubbed on Saturday just minutes ahead of its...

Bolivian scientists to track glacial changes at high speed with new equipment

Bolivian glaciersScientists in Bolivia are hoping to track glacial changes at lightning speed. New scientific equipment being installed...

Ferocious solar storm could give US rare view of northern lights

Northern lights A ferocious solar storm powerful enough to knock out or disrupt satellite and communications systems, the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!