Swarm Of 30 Million Locusts Consumes Egypt

This certainly looks like the end of the world. The last time a swarm of a similar magnitude occurred was 2004, causing massive crop damage across the country. The prevalence of locust mega-outbreaks is expected to increase with global warming:

In Cairo, residents burned tires to create a black fog to keep the locusts from settling in the city. Swarms were also reported to have reached Egypt’s Red Sea city of Zafarana, some 200 kilometers (124 miles) from Cairo. The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture issued a statement saying it had set up task forces to deal with the locust plague.

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  • Matt Staggs

    LET MY PEOPLE GO….

  • Matt Staggs

    LET MY PEOPLE GO….

  • wfzlsster

    And like everything else that happens in the world, let’s link it to global warming in some way. Nonsense.

  • wfzlsster

    And like everything else that happens in the world, let’s link it to global warming in some way. Nonsense.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Does it hurt to be so ignorant?

    • Anarchy Pony

      Does it hurt to be so ignorant?

      • Calypso_1

        Only to those whom it is readily apparent.

        • Anarchy Pony

          OH GOD, THE PAIN!

  • wfzlsster

    And like everything else that happens in the world, let’s link it to global warming in some way. Nonsense.

  • BuzzCoastin

    they’re actually:

    mini-drones
    Israeli GMOed hoppers
    or in Thailand, lunch

  • BuzzCoastin

    they’re actually:

    mini-drones
    Israeli GMOed hoppers
    or in Thailand, lunch

  • http://www.facebook.com/rage1331 Zach Martin

    “This video is private.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/rage1331 Zach Martin

    “This video is private.”

    • Ittabena

      The A.D.L. strikes again. No surprise on this one though, if you think about it. They probably wanted to stop this thing before videos of guys whacking rocks with sticks started popping up

  • Dixie

    That’s crazy. Everything that’s going on their trying to find some logic about it. There is nothing logical about all the things going on, just Biblical!

    • Calypso_1

      Not biblical; entomological.

    • Calypso_1

      Not biblical; entomological.

      • Monkey See Monkey Do

        Insect warfare.

  • Ittabena

    Do you ever try to predict what the comments on a story will be before you look. It’s become kind of a parlor game in my house. (Chuckle)

  • Sir Legendhead

    I looked at this just before scanning another article which mentions how “the feminine typically reigns supreme in that micro-verse”, regarding insect sexuality. Pretty obvious what happened.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKpO9jMPz4M

  • Sir Legendhead

    I looked at this just before scanning another article which mentions how “the feminine typically reigns supreme in that micro-verse”, regarding insect sexuality. Pretty obvious what happened.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKpO9jMPz4M

  • amerikagulag

    The original article says this happens every year. So it’s not really news. And it’s certainly nothing to do the the Book of Fables. (biblical)

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