Wednesday, June 4, 2014

969 - "Grasshoppers Doing It"

I've eaten a couple of grasshoppers fried in garlic, but it turns out there are many, many more in the wild than I could ever hope to eat.  News from New Mexico tells us that they are currently enduring clouds of locusts so large and thick that you can see them on weather radar.

Every year, New Mexico gets a lot of grasshoppers.  Yet every twenty years or so, they get an unbearable number of them, a sort of "supercloud" that eats everything in its path and creeps out many folks along the way.  Still, even in a natural disaster someone profits, and Albuquerque windshield wiper dealers must think it's Christmas in June.