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Why Do Cicadas Only Come Out Every 17 Years? (The periodical cicada remains an intriguing mystery)

In 2021, North America braced for the arrival of the Brood X or Brood 10 swarm of cicadas. This brood, which is actually a combination of three different cicada species, led to many curious questions about these large, buzzing bugs. Do they really swarm out of the ground? Why do they only arrive every 17 years? In this article, we’ll answer these questions and all the other questions you might have about these fascinating insects................

Although there are many cicada species, all cicadas fall into one of two larger groups: annual cicadas, which appear every year, and periodical cicadas, which emerge every 13 to 17 years. Brood X is a group of 17-year cicadas.

Interesting Facts About Brood X Cicadas
Brood X’s pronunciation is “Brood 10” because every cicada brood has a Roman numeral.
Brood X is also known as the Great Eastern Brood.
Brood X is a group of 17-year cicadas and comprises three different species: Magicicada septendecim, Magicicada cassini.........

Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.

JESUS AND JOHN WAYNE: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation, by Kristin Kobes du Mez

"It is impossible to do justice to the richness of “Jesus and John Wayne” in a short review, but one of the key points the book stresses is that as Christian nationalists, the vast majority of white evangelicals believe that our country’s flourishing depends on aggressive male leadership. The pervasive abusive patterns of white evangelical subculture replicate themselves on a large social scale in the Christian Right’s politics. Since understanding this will be crucial if Americans are to have a functional democratic future, “Jesus and John Wayne” is a book that America needs now. I hope it will be widely read."https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/06/17/arts/jesus-john-wayne-untangles-gender-messages-white-evangelical-circles/

The Mission. Ennio Morricone

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