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A Plague of Locusts has Descended on Egypt. Seriously.

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With Passover Approaching, a Plague of Locusts Descends Upon Egypt

BY ADAM CLARK ESTES
MAR 3, 2013

As if we hadn't already seen enough Biblical events this year, a plague of over 30 million locusts swarmed over Egypt's cities and farms just three weeks before Passover begins. But put your apocalyptic fears to rest. This happens every year as part of the locusts' natural migration pattern, though this year's swarm is especially large.

That doesn't mean Egyptians aren't freaked the heck out by millions of nasty bugs buzzing through the air at all hours of day and night, possibly descending upon the agriculture fields where they're known to destroy entire crops, just like in the actual Passover story.

The crops are so far safe, Egyptian officials assured the public. As the plague made its way from the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia at the end of last week and this weekend, though, Egyptian Agricultural Minister Salah Abdel Moamen explained the situation to the country in a calmly worded statement. "The current inspection teams at areas targeted by locusts did not witness swarms damaging a single inch of crop," said Moamen. He added that the locusts are "sexually immature and do not depend on plants for energy since they mainly rely on fat stores."
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on Mar. 4, 2013 at 9:40 AM
Video of the Locusts found at:

http://m.theatlanticwire.com/global/2013/03/passover-approaching-plague-locusts-descends-upon-egypt/62712/
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on Mar. 4, 2013 at 9:41 AM

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sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 9:51 AM

 Apocalypse now, mind over matter, next batter be Tical...

It's the end of the world as we know it....

 

Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

 

Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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LOL

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Apocalypse now, mind over matter, next batter be Tical...


It's the end of the world as we know it....


 


Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:



 

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Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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We get locusts here an they creep me out. I can't imagine there being so many that they cover my windows as I can't see out if my house... EWWW!
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JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 11:52 AM

 Gross. 

romalove
by SenseandSensibility on Mar. 4, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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There is a pod of 17 year locusts in Staten Island.  This is the year they are going to come out again.  They came out in 1979 when I was in high school.  I will NEVER forget what that was like.  You literally couldn't walk without stepping on swarms of them, they were attacking the school, they made a horrible noise......

Trollslayer
by Terica on Mar. 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Ewwwww...

paperorplastic
by Silver Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 12:53 PM

I've been to Eqypt.  Not a nice place.  Totally unfriendly to Americans.  So I could really care less.  The only thing worth seeing was the Pyramids.  

Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on Mar. 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM
That just gave me chills.

I HATE bugs.


Quoting romalove:

There is a pod of 17 year locusts in Staten Island.  This is the year they are going to come out again.  They came out in 1979 when I was in high school.  I will NEVER forget what that was like.  You literally couldn't walk without stepping on swarms of them, they were attacking the school, they made a horrible noise......

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