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I survived a 'vicious' cicada attack | CNN

June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Elliot Williams writes about his "vicious" cicada attack in the nation's capital and the four lessons he learned from his brush with this beady-eyed creature.

Earlier this week, I survived a vicious cicada attack.

It wasn’t as much “vicious attack” as “being indoors and finding a live cicada on my clothing. ” Potato, po-TAH-to.

How it transpired: I was at CNN’s Washington, DC, bureau, about to join Wolf Blitzer’s “The Situation Room,” looked down and there it was, stuck to my pant leg.

Which means – take a deep breath and look around you – if you’re in your 10 foot-by-10 foot bedroom right now and it happens to be carpeted with vegetation, it probably has over 3,200 cicadas in it. *

Or, in an obvious act of attempted cicada espionage, President Joe Biden was, ahem, bugged this week, leading him to warn a cavalier public, “Watch out for the cicadas. ” Amen, Mr. President.

This said, in the process of gently getting the cicada off my suit (again, not a euphemism – yet) and ensuring that it was returned to nature where it could spend its remaining days in the company of millions of its compatriots screaming indiscriminately at the top of its lungs for hours on end, I learned a few things.

Cicadas clearly don’t skip leg day.

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