White Wolves need Love too
A Point of Clarification
A Rare Picture of Beans (blog reader and contributor)
New Plague to Hit Washington DC (and Eastern States)
After spending 17 years underground, trillions of ‘Brood X’ Cicadas will soon appear in 15 States
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In one of nature’s mysteries, 15 states will soon witness the reemergence of Brood X — or the Great Eastern Brood — of periodical cicadas. These “large, winged, kind of scary-looking but mostly harmless flying insects known for their almost deafening buzz” emerge in-unison every 17 years.
Periodical cicadas have “black bodies and bold red eyes,” and spend 17 years lying underground in “wingless nymph form,” feeding on sap. While most cicadas travel as individuals or in small groups after reaching adulthood, periodical cicadas follow a strict schedule.
I carried this weapon (off and on) as a daily carry for about three years. The machine pistol shown in the photo has a “Navy Trigger Group”. There is another trigger group available that advances Safe – Eine (single shot) – Triple shot and Full. Firing discipline calls for discharged controlled double-taps with the selector switch to full auto, which is not difficult to do. There was a silencer available, but it made the weapon difficult to conceal under a light sportcoat or windbreaker.
The 1788-89 US Election
The 1788–1789 United States presidential election was the first quadrennial presidential election. It was held from Monday, December 15, 1788 to Saturday, January 10, 1789, under the new Constitution ratified in 1788. George Washington was unanimously elected for the first of his two terms as president, and John Adams became the first vice president. This was the only U.S. presidential election that spanned two calendar years (1788 and 1789).
A Rare Photo of the Arizona Flying Deer
They are rare, hunted nearly to extinction, and they are very shy. Sometimes you see them on Summer evenings as the sun goes down, after you’ve had a jar or two of home brew.
Life Expectancy in the US and Canada
Twelve Ways to Divide the UK