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Old 04-03-2013, 08:11 AM   #48935
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Originally Posted by Xisbum View Post
I was there for that, too, but wasn't it just 9 years ago? I'm just an old broken down English/History major, but the next 17-year-cicada outbreak should not occur until 2021, right? Just askin'.
I was wondering that myself. Apparently, while they hatch every 13-17 years, there are different 'broods' (that's the term they use), and each 'brood' has it's own cycle.

As it turns out, cicadas are hatching practically every year, but in different places around the country, and in different quantities. According to this site:

The "2013 Cicada infestation is sizable, and will arrive in a number of states this spring. They are: CT, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, and VA".

"Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row" -- Vitas Gerulaitis, after beating Jimmy Connors on his 17th try.
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