Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cicadas Cause Technical Dificulties...


These creatures are harmless—except for their stupidity. We’ve heard of near-accidents due to hapless bugs buzzing into cars and freaking out drivers. But this is a new one: Vanderbilt Unversity is reporting problems with their cooling systems due to cicadas flying into and dying in the cooling towers! See the article...



In recent weeks, Life Flight crews have had to battle the cicadas that swarm the aircraft during take off and landing. Lis Henley is an in-flight nurse for LifeFlight. She told Nashville's News 2 the bugs immediately flock to the helicopters.

"It's just interesting how quickly they come when they hear the noise," Henley said, adding, "The noise, it's not the lighting, so day or nighttime, it's the noise they're attracted to."
Vandy’s Life Flight helicopters are also attracting cicadas. See the article...

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