Thursday, June 9, 2011

Dead Cicadas Make Great Art!

After the Great Southern Brood Cicada invasion of 2011, Designer Joel Anderson (creator of the Cicada Invasion Collection) was inspired by all the dead cicadas around his pool, so he made a few compositions and photographed them just before his dog walked through and messed up the art!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

NEW Cicada Pasta Cooking Video!

Well, we finally got around to cooking some cicadas (just to see what all the foodies have been raving about!) Cicadas are actually a tasty protein to include in pasta sauces! Check out the video:

Our recipe included:
• 20 cicadas
• red wine
• olive oil
• butter
• toasted sesame seeds
• tomatoes
• mushrooms
• stuffed pasta
• garlic salt
• Tony’s Cajun seasoning

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...