Wild Awakening

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20050411Every 17 years parts of northeast America are taken over by billions of cicadas that emerge from the soil to reproduce.|Howard Stableford visits Cincinnati to witness this natural phenomenon and hear the cacophony of mating calls - with up to 1.5 million insects per acre and each male capable of making calls louder than 100 decibels, the chorus is deafening.|Howard discovers how local people react - some leave town until the cicadas die off, a few write plays and songs about the event whilst others decide if you cant beat them, eat them!.