Brood X Cicadas… They’re Just Like Us!

This spring, hordes of ‘Brood X’ cicadas are set to emerge from the deep for the first time since 2004. And they’re coming in their trillions, vocal chords blazing, to noise-pollute the most anticipated American summer in living memory. 
 
But come to think of it, we’re not so different from these noisy critters, making our way to the surface after what seems like a lifetime underground.  
 
Actually in some ways, the difference in negligible, as Alexandra Petri’s handy quiz makes clear.
 
For example: “A stranger saw you shuffling along the sidewalk making noises to yourself and took their dog to the other side of the street to avoid you.” Brood X or Gen X? The jury is out.
 
The Washington Post

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