Not Safe for Anything: Don't Watch This Cicada Cam

By Alexis C. Madrigal

Live video by Animal Planet L!ve

Oh, god, Science Channel! What are you doing to us?

As if a continental-scale INSECT INVASION was not enough.

As if the fact that the cicada invasion is a "frenzy of sex and death" was not enough.

As if widespread interest in eating these insects was not enough.

Now, the Science Channel has created a livestream of of a terrarium filled with cicadas crawling and sitting and flapping their wings and crawling some more.

Yick, ack, ugh! It is gross. But it is also impossible to stop watching. I warned you.

H/t Mashable

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/05/not-safe-for-anything-dont-watch-this-cicada-cam/276183/