Thursday, June 02, 2005

Who named them? 

My fully loaded question, which arises from the ongoing infestation of Nevada, is how did the Mormom cricket get its name?

Mormon crickets got their name in 1848 when hordes of the insects lay siege to the crops of early Mormon pioneers in Utah. The story goes that when the settlers prayed for help, hordes of seagulls suddenly appeared and ate enough crickets to save the crops and the settlers’ lives.

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