maggiekb at June 16th, 2014 11:35 — #1
spunkytws at June 16th, 2014 11:50 — #2
It's fascinating that there are "superstitions about the moths", and that some think this is a "bad omen". But if the swarm is a product of unusual weather conditions which themselves are a product of climate change then it could be a very bad omen indeed.
crenquis at June 16th, 2014 11:51 — #3
I suspect that there was an unusually strong breeze from the direction of monster island.
nashrambler at June 16th, 2014 11:54 — #4
Let me ask the twins, maybe they know something about this.
spunkytws at June 16th, 2014 11:55 — #5
I guess the fairies that accompanied the swarm have gone unnoticed.
(Edit: I see NashRambler beat me to it with an even better line.)
themudshark at June 16th, 2014 12:02 — #6
Goddamn, those things are huge.
davide405 at June 16th, 2014 12:18 — #7
jorpho at June 16th, 2014 12:54 — #8
What exactly do you do with something of that size? Even if you successfully squish it, it'll just make a big mess – but it's so huge I think an attempt at squishing would more likely only be partially successful, producing this giant ugly flappy oozing thing flomping around the room in a panic AAAAAAAAAA.
spunkytws at June 16th, 2014 12:57 — #9
You eat it.
danarmak at June 16th, 2014 13:03 — #10
newliminted at June 16th, 2014 15:24 — #11
I don't think they exist.
disarticulate at June 16th, 2014 15:44 — #12
Basic science suggests that large moths become numerous when easy food sources become numerous.
Moths in general become numerous when food sources and predation are inversely correlated (food source up, predation down).
Thus we answer: we do know why but wherefore, whence and hitherto are the questions.
l_mariachi at June 16th, 2014 23:00 — #13
Also the wing dust would get everywhere.
maggiekb at June 21st, 2014 11:35 — #14
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