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January 9, 2016

The 8th Plague: “And then suddenly it was on him, a trillion beating wings and biting jaws,”


Using the telegraph, he sent messages up and down the line and found the swarm front to be unbroken for 110 miles.
With his telescope he estimated the swarm to be over half a mile deep, and he watched it pass for ‘five full days.’ He worked out that the locusts were traveling at around fifteen miles an hour and came up with the astonishing fact that the swarm was 1,800 miles long. This swarm covered 198,000 square miles, or, if it was transposed on to the east coast, it would have covered all the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. - - The Eighth Plague

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 9, 2016 9:33 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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California could use some of those. The more crp that can descend upon and Democrat/Socialist/Communist is better that butter popcorn at any free for all.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 9, 2016 2:10 PM

Hold a trash bag up in the air and get a years worth of bass bait.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 10, 2016 9:56 AM

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