Footage of locusts swarming in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/02/21/footage-of-locusts-swarming-in.html

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Are they edible, a la Snowpiercer?

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Like that time Treebeard got a bad hit from Tim Benzedrine.

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Have they reached there already? Last week they were in Uganda. Or is this a different swarm?

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IIRC some of them swarmed out of Yemen to begin with. (The other big swarm was from Somalia. Neither country has an effective central government that might’ve/could’ve dealt with the swarms as they emerged.)

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Yes. Insect protein might be the norm in the future.

Also - if I were more religious, I might see this as a plague from God.

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In other news there is talk about insectocalypse because we are losing insects at a fast pace:


Can nature please make up its mind how it’s going to kill us.

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In as many different, exotic, unpredictable and unpleasant ways as it can!

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They and any others. http://www.fao.org/3/i3253e/i3253e.pdf

They’re both kosher and halal:

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I thought it was from Tom Bombedabill.

Nah, just Cyriak doing another experiment.

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You betcha! See Things Fall Apart by Achebe. Mostly protein I think.

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If anything would send me rocking back and forth locked in a bathroom it would be this.

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