Locusts Descended on Egypt. Yesterday.

Just in time for passover, Egypt is swarming with locusts. Of course, this happens every year, but the news has more fun with it when they try to compare it to the Book of Exodus. This year’s infestation, however, is supposedly worse than usual.

The Atlantic Wire posted this video which turned out to be quite fascinating. Growing up in a rural area, I can easily see how damaging locusts (which are also known as grasshoppers) could be, but I never thought about how frightening it would be to be caught in a swarm of them. The sky really turns dark the the terrible buzzing is downright oppressive. Here’s the video (there’s no audio for the first minute).

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