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We’re Glad Someone Else Was Brave Enough To Test Cicada Recipe On Camera Because Eww

It’s not that we’re a bunch of bug-phobic squeamish eaters here at Consumerist HQ, but we’ll be the first to admit that writing and thinking about cicada recipes caused a few tummies to roil. That’s why we’re super grateful that other enterprising and brave journalists took the hit for us, and cooked up a couple of cicadas on camera to see what all the buzz is about. [More]

A Swarm Of Bees Is Not Something That Goes Well With An Airplane's Wings

A Swarm Of Bees Is Not Something That Goes Well With An Airplane's Wings

We know bird strikes are a terrible inconvenience to planes, but what about a gang of marauding bees? So maybe they weren’t exactly marauding, but a beekeeper did have to be called in at Pittsburgh International Airport on Wednesday night to dislodge a swarm of honeybees that took to buzzing about on a plane’s wings. Quite annoying, as the plane was about to take off for New York. [More]