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Ah yes, it’s summertime in Korea. How do we know? The cicadas are in full bloom. If you don’t know what that is – as we didn’t when we first came to Korea – it’s not a flower. Cicada (known as “Maemi,” in Korean 매미) are really large and icky looking bugs that are totally harmless, but really loud.

They don’t fly in your face or anything, and they don’t bite. In fact, they’re hard to see unless you’re staring up at the highest branches of the trees. They won’t physically get in your way at all. But they will scream their godforsaken lungs out incessantly, desperately trying to meet a cicada girl (only the males can scream). Remember that scene from Dumb and Dumber when they talk about the most annoying sound in the world?

Cicada

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It was the Cicada he was referring to. We feel like they’re the obnoxious neighbours that blast really loud music non-stop and no matter how many times you ask them to turn it down, you have no choice but to put up with it in the end. Good news is that they only come out during the hottest time of year, so normally that’s June-August, but this year since we had so much rain and terrible weather, we only started really hearing them this month. If you haven’t visited Korea but you have watched Korean dramas, you can hear them making uninvited cameos in the background.

“You really mean a lot to me…”
HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEGHHHHHHH
“You really need a lobotomy? What?”
“NO! That’s not what I said…damn cicadas!!!!”

Despite our irritation with these bugs, they really start to grow on you (not literally or you’d scream like a schoolgirl). If you’re sitting in the park the thousands of songs can flood out other sounds and create almost a peaceful “HUM”. Also, we’re starting to feel like summer is just not summer without those annoying buggers (har har har..get it?). In fact, you can hear the soundtrack of the cicadas being played in some Korean grocery stores when they’re selling watermelons…what a clever marketing tool to give Korean shoppers an adrenaline rush of happy summer feelings. ACT CRAAAAZY AND BUY TONS OF WATERMELONS! IT’S THE SUMMER!!!! *Simon and Martina buy 30*

Anyways, I think we now have a love-hate relationship with these cicadas. If there is one important message we want to get across about these creatures, it’s HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEGH!

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  1. I just laughed so hard oh my gosh. Especially the ending ahahahah

  2. They are in Italy too but the italian ones aren’t as loud as the Japanese ones. Also there are more of them in Japan. Summer is so crazy there. At night, the sound was peaceful and mysterious.

  3. I saw them while I was in Japan, they’re huge!

  4. I hate cicadas. We get them in our front yard every summer and I know when it’s time to wake up when they begin to screech. My mom sprays them with a hose to make them shut up.

  5. OMG You guys are so cute!! kk I really love watching your videos. 

  6. haha we have those in texas too. but i don’t know if it’s a mexican thing or if we just don’t pronounce it right because we say it differently haha

  7. Nadine Janzen

    I got a head ache the moment this video started

  8. Holly Channells

    Following the choo-choo train of E’s to the jackpot.

  9. Maybe i’m missing something :X are you guys still having TL:DR every Thursday? or is there a change in schedule.

  10. We have these little bugs in Australia, too. 
    GIve them a hot, dry summers day, and they’ll be out in force.
    You get used to them though, without them it just doesn’t feel like summer.

  11. You guys are so funny! Glad i found this site. =) My first Eat Your Kimchi video was the GD&TOP baby good night one because i had a huge QUESTION MARK in my mind after i saw that…and reappearing images of whatever the hell he dropped in the champagne. anyway, keep up the great work!

  12. “…we bout to get swarmed by MC Cicada” haha love it!!

  13. Although there’s cicadas in my backyard in summer, I never tough the korean ones would be so anoing… Oh was I wrong XD! Everything I filmed in my trip to Seoul turned out being a loud EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Kendall Murray

    I live in the southeastern US and we have cicadas every summer.  They’re not particular to Asia or anyting.  I hardly notice them.  Maybe it’s because I’ve lived here all my life but they’re very easy for me to ignore.  I usually only take note if it’s a summers night and they’re NOT making noise. :D

  15. Anonymous

    I think it’s funny. MC Cicada. They never annoyed me, but I thought it was pretty funny when they would randomly fall out of the sky and hit the ground with a “thud” like sound and you would see their little legs all wiggling.

  16. Anonymous

    I think it’s funny. MC Cicada. They never annoyed me, but I thought it was pretty funny when they would randomly fall out of the sky and hit the ground with a “thud” like sound and you would see their little legs all wiggling.

  17. Anonymous

    yeah, i agree they’re annoying (we have them here, just…..rather more spread out.)

    However, i have to disagree a bit: I still think mosquitos are the most annoying insect.  I’ll admit, if i didn’t attract them as much, i might not think it was so bad, but there are far too many times where i’ll just go out for less than five minutes (and no, i’m not exaggerating this, at all–i’ve actually timed it)  and i’ll come in and within minutes i’ve found like ten mosquito bites. that’s about the norm, when the mosquitos are out–i only consider it really bad once they hit 25 or so.
    this is why i spend almost all my time indoors, and why I wear pants even in the summer. >.< unfortunately, that doesn't always work….i got a mosquito bite through my jeans today.

  18. Anonymous

    yeah, i agree they’re annoying (we have them here, just…..rather more spread out.)

    However, i have to disagree a bit: I still think mosquitos are the most annoying insect.  I’ll admit, if i didn’t attract them as much, i might not think it was so bad, but there are far too many times where i’ll just go out for less than five minutes (and no, i’m not exaggerating this, at all–i’ve actually timed it)  and i’ll come in and within minutes i’ve found like ten mosquito bites. that’s about the norm, when the mosquitos are out–i only consider it really bad once they hit 25 or so.
    this is why i spend almost all my time indoors, and why I wear pants even in the summer. >.< unfortunately, that doesn't always work….i got a mosquito bite through my jeans today.

  19. Cristian Illanes

    Hahaha, really funny video. Those Cicadas are really annoying!!

  20. In fact, in my country there is the sound of cicadas, too. (Or maybe another kind of insect that sounds the same as cicadas, even louder) And it is the signal of summer’s coming. And I have been listening to it since the day I was born so … I kinda got used to it LOL
    Poor you guys.
    Yes, DUMBLEDORE is wayyyyyy better (in a Harry Potter’s fan’s mind) than Gandalf LOLLLLL

  21. oh we have cicadas here too ^^

  22. hahahaha …damn cicada!!!….i hate you!!! jajajajajaja…that noise….

  23. hahahaha …damn cicada!!!….i hate you!!! jajajajajaja…that noise….

  24. A cicada broke into my house two days ago! American Cicadas suck too…

  25. A cicada broke into my house two days ago! American Cicadas suck too…

  26. A cicada broke into my house two days ago! American Cicadas suck too…

  27. Ah I don’t miss those buggers… when i lived in Washington, DC, periodical cicadas were everywhere! Apparently they breed every 17 years in the East Coast.  I was so glad when they all died… (For more: http://dc.about.com/cs/weather/a/cicadas.htm)

  28. awww…well i live in the US, NC state and we have a few of them in my back yard….but the sad thing is.. or maybe the goos thing…..i never see them alive…only dead and dry ones are the ones i get to see because we have many cicada killer wasps around here as well……

  29. awww…well i live in the US, NC state and we have a few of them in my back yard….but the sad thing is.. or maybe the goos thing…..i never see them alive…only dead and dry ones are the ones i get to see because we have many cicada killer wasps around here as well……

  30. awww…well i live in the US, NC state and we have a few of them in my back yard….but the sad thing is.. or maybe the goos thing…..i never see them alive…only dead and dry ones are the ones i get to see because we have many cicada killer wasps around here as well……

  31. awww…well i live in the US, NC state and we have a few of them in my back yard….but the sad thing is.. or maybe the goos thing…..i never see them alive…only dead and dry ones are the ones i get to see because we have many cicada killer wasps around here as well……

  32. awww…well i live in the US, NC state and we have a few of them in my back yard….but the sad thing is.. or maybe the goos thing…..i never see them alive…only dead and dry ones are the ones i get to see because we have many cicada killer wasps around here as well……

  33. awww…well i live in the US, NC state and we have a few of them in my back yard….but the sad thing is.. or maybe the goos thing…..i never see them alive…only dead and dry ones are the ones i get to see because we have many cicada killer wasps around here as well……

  34. awww…well i live in the US, NC state and we have a few of them in my back yard….but the sad thing is.. or maybe the goos thing…..i never see them alive…only dead and dry ones are the ones i get to see because we have many cicada killer wasps around here as well……

  35. I hear that when I go to sleep every night. You get used to it. I only notice it when people point it out. All through the year they make that noise.

  36. Thankfully I live in the middle of the desert in Utah, so Cicadas don’t bother us here like they used to out East :)

  37. Died on the shots reference, you guys are hilarious. Also funny that you do the cicada club thing because there is a group/person called cicada that does electro songs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT3B1EN4rXc tired of listening to the beginning skip to 1:30 :)

  38. Anonymous

    I call them nature’s rainstick. I road tripped to Dallas, TX and near my friend’s house they made noise like a wave of people wielding rainsticks. It was SO loud. Then a week later I was in Nashville, TN and they were JUST getting over their 13 year cicadas (one of the biggest cycles/Broods XIX) and it was even louder! 

  39. i live in NYC and i hate them!! they are soo annoying and noisy!!!

  40. i live in NYC and i hate them!! they are soo annoying and noisy!!!

  41. Louise Berthier

    I don’t know about Korean Cicadas, but when it comes to French cicadas the sound they make isn’t a scream ; the noise comes from their wings that they rub one against the other :)

  42. Louise Berthier

    I don’t know about Korean Cicadas, but when it comes to French cicadas the sound they make isn’t a scream ; the noise comes from their wings that they rub one against the other :)

  43. A lot of cicadas?  Kind of pleasant.

    One cicada?  Burn it with fire.

  44. A lot of cicadas?  Kind of pleasant.

    One cicada?  Burn it with fire.

  45. Funny vid ^^
    I’m lucky in Russia we dan’t have cicadas ^^ But we have grasshoppers they really annoying too! ><

  46. HAHAHAHAHAHA .. Simon dude .. that was a hilarious get up .. .HAHAHAHAHAHA
    I can imagine you getting down on one knee, taking out the engagement ring and saying ..

    “At first they called you martina.. but I  .. HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE”

    Martina – “What are you trying to say Simon?”

    Simon – “I just want to say .. HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE”

  47. Oops, i posted in the wrong place. Sorry guyz…

    umm…Cicadas…yeah….

    Nooooo!!!!!!!!Heenim!!!!!!!!

  48. OH MY GOD NO HEENIM IS LEAVING IN LESS THAN 10 DAYS!!!!

    Noooo Oppa u cant go to the ARMY!!!!!

  49. cicadas are my favourite insect! i’ve loved them since i was little and have a small collection b/c i’m a weird science person! :D anyways, we have them in canada but in smaller amounts. i think ours are some of the prettiest of the species. 
    in the US they have PILES of them come out every several years (they’re cyclic) and they drive everyone crazy with the sound and the dead or dying bodies of cicadas that didn’t form properly litter the ground like leaves. luckily, this doesn’t seem to be the problem in southern ontario!
    also, just to point out, i just took pictures of one of these guys still in the shell just yesterday on the tree in my parents’ front yard.  i also took a picture of a different one at my place in early July. see the pic? they’re pretty army green in southern ontario. ^___^
    also also, i must agree, it just doesn’t feel quite like summer until the cicadas start to sing!

  50. Megan Maliczak

    lol…I esp. love them when you’re harmlessly watching dramas and you can hear a big HEGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH in the background of the most dramatic part of the drama….FAIL!

  51. I moved to Japan before moving to Korea, and if you think they’re bad
    here, the cicadas in Japan are bigger (some how) and louder. I’m at the
    point though where, if I don’t hear cicadas, it’s not really summer. I
    find the sound really relaxing.

  52. ken pak

    this vid was sooooo funny!!! great job on a short video….. 

  53. once on a family trip, my dad decided to stop at a hotel, when we got out, my mom started freaking out and screaming. when i got out i realized why, they were MILLIONS of cicadas EVERYWHERE!!!! it was nasty, every time we stepped we would hear crunches! :P we had to leave, cause they were even in the hotel, they’re nasty and ANNOYING!!

  54. I was so annoyed by these things when I was in Chicago for a week this summer, I could NOT stand having to hear them all summer -.-

  55. Anonymous

    Hey guys this video was sooo funny. I swear one flew right into my umbrella while I was walking in a light rain. Can’t even imagine what I would have done if I didn’t have that umbrella to protect me.

  56. Anonymous

    Hey guys this video was sooo funny. I swear one flew right into my umbrella while I was walking in a light rain. Can’t even imagine what I would have done if I didn’t have that umbrella to protect me.

  57. I don’t think they actually use their little buggy lungs to make the noise… I think someone told me once that it’s the sound that happens when they rub their wings very very very quickly all over their bodies… And we’ve got quite a lot of them in Florida too. I’ve learned to ignore them. /shrug

  58. Yoo Jin Kim

    sooo true i get like scared that a cicadas gonna bit because like it feels like there right next to me as a girl who is in korea right now

  59. Joy Mac

    Ha, Cicadas as actually one of my favorite sounds. Cicadas and Harmonicas. *Shrug* Kikiki, oh well. ^_^

  60. Do you know we also get those? And I’m from Costa Rica. The sound is different, like progresive: tun…………tun………tun…….tun….tun….tun…tun…tun..tun..tun.tun and then tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun no kidding lol, I found no better way to describe it. Its also in hot days of the year.

  61. Do you know we also get those? And I’m from Costa Rica. The sound is different, like progresive: tun…………tun………tun…….tun….tun….tun…tun…tun..tun..tun.tun and then tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun no kidding lol, I found no better way to describe it. Its also in hot days of the year.

  62. I swear they have these in Ontario. I went camping near London in the summer once and I thought my aunt told me they had them. All I heard was this god awful buzzing noise exactly as you described around late afternoon/early evening when the day was reallllly hot! Maybe I am thinking of another bug though. another thing I saw when I was there was Earwigs *shudder* Nastiest bug ever!

  63. I swear they have these in Ontario. I went camping near London in the summer once and I thought my aunt told me they had them. All I heard was this god awful buzzing noise exactly as you described around late afternoon/early evening when the day was reallllly hot! Maybe I am thinking of another bug though. another thing I saw when I was there was Earwigs *shudder* Nastiest bug ever!

  64. None that I know of in Southern California, thank goodness.

  65. None that I know of in Southern California, thank goodness.

  66. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio and we get the cicadas that come out every 17 years (although I was told that we have ones that come every year, but they stay in the trees and aren’t as numerous or loud). The cicadas are everywhere when they come out! It is impossible to go anywhere outside without getting at least, like, 50 stuck on you! Ok, that might be exaggerating a bit… or not lol. And yeah, people around here will eat them. There is a pizza place called “Snappy Tomato Pizza” and the last time the cicadas were here the commercials all called it “Snappy Cicada Pizza”.
    The loudest thing at night is usually just crickets every other year. But the insects of summer for me are lightening bugs (the only bugs that I like!). 

  67. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio and we get the cicadas that come out every 17 years (although I was told that we have ones that come every year, but they stay in the trees and aren’t as numerous or loud). The cicadas are everywhere when they come out! It is impossible to go anywhere outside without getting at least, like, 50 stuck on you! Ok, that might be exaggerating a bit… or not lol. And yeah, people around here will eat them. There is a pizza place called “Snappy Tomato Pizza” and the last time the cicadas were here the commercials all called it “Snappy Cicada Pizza”.
    The loudest thing at night is usually just crickets every other year. But the insects of summer for me are lightening bugs (the only bugs that I like!). 

  68. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio and we get the cicadas that come out every 17 years (although I was told that we have ones that come every year, but they stay in the trees and aren’t as numerous or loud). The cicadas are everywhere when they come out! It is impossible to go anywhere outside without getting at least, like, 50 stuck on you! Ok, that might be exaggerating a bit… or not lol. And yeah, people around here will eat them. There is a pizza place called “Snappy Tomato Pizza” and the last time the cicadas were here the commercials all called it “Snappy Cicada Pizza”.
    The loudest thing at night is usually just crickets every other year. But the insects of summer for me are lightening bugs (the only bugs that I like!). 

  69. I think I remember hearing cicadas for the first time on a camping trip in Texas…. they are definitely huge and scary looking the first time you see them! Anytime you see an enormous insect like that i’m sure it’s normal?? The worst is I think they kept flying/jumping(?) into the side of the tent -_- 

  70. the cicadas came to my town in june… i worked at a outdoor pool, lets just say i had at least 2 nightmares featuring replays of cicadas getting in my clothes, you have my simpathy

  71. Well that was interesting.
    :D

    I read that in some places from Asia and even in America ppl eat them.
    Is this common in Korea too?
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/05/070521-cicada-facts.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWDOyHCbUA8

    - Best regards!
    :)

    • Nope. They don’t eat them in Korea, (at least in public) but I know they do in China. They do have a small silkworm larva in Korea (Bundagee) and it’s cooked in a big stewed pot (but majority of the new generation of Koreans do not like it).  It’s not really popular anymore, and not every street vendor will sell it.  I’ve tried it before and it was not delicious.  I actually gag when I smell it cooking. -Martina

  72. ~hmmn, i haven’t seen Cicadas here in Philippines..hehehehe

    …is it really annoying???

  73. im from massachusetts nd i actually heard them before in the summers but never knew what they were. i just thought that the sound they made was weird nd kinda annoying =/ but this summer i didnt hear them for some reason. also the korean term for them…Meami actually reminds me of the term in spanish we use for fruit flies…Mime..but sounds like (me nd meh) but fruit flies nd cicadas are definately 2 different things lol

  74. im from massachusetts nd i actually heard them before in the summers but never knew what they were. i just thought that the sound they made was weird nd kinda annoying =/ but this summer i didnt hear them for some reason. also the korean term for them…Meami actually reminds me of the term in spanish we use for fruit flies…Mime..but sounds like (me nd meh) but fruit flies nd cicadas are definately 2 different things lol

  75. I moved  to North Carolina a year ago from South Florida and had never of cicadas.  The first summer here they about drove me crazy.  They drown out every other nature sound.  You hear no birds, ducks and if your talking to someone outside you have to speak in there ear.  I was dreading them this summer and low and behold I have gotten used to them lol…Maybe one day I’ll love them uh….big maybe!

  76. Down here in South Texas…I’ve never heard them being referred to as “sih-KAY-duhs.” Like seriously, in South Texas, they are “CHEE-CHA-DAHS!” LOL I think it’s a Hispanic thing…because everyone I know calls them “chee-cha-dahs” and their respective killers…the “cheechadah killer” XD

  77. I’m from Michigan and I hear cicadas every single summer, but like you said you get used to them after a while. I hardly ever notice the sound now unless someone points it out. Also I never seem them either, only once in the 8 years i’ve lived at my house have I seen one, but that’s because my dad caught it :P Awesome video, loved the rapping skillz hehe :D

    • I’m from Michigan, too! It kind of surprised me that there aren’t cicadas in Canada since it’s really not that far away..

      I laughed a lot when I saw this video in my sub box on YouTube. I don’t think cicadas are necessarily annoying. I think they’re sort of peaceful, and it simply isn’t summer without cicadas. But because I’ve never had a summer without cicadas, I guess I can’t accurately judge how annoying they might be. I, however, have never seen a cicada except for in the video game Animal Crossing lol

      • We have Cicadas in Canada, at least in Toronto, but they were like, whisper quite! It would be like ONE Cicada on a branch and I’d be like, “what the heck is that?” Maybe it depends on the area you  live in. I can’t imagine that they would like a busy city. -Martina

  78. I’m from Virginia and the cicadas have been blasting non-stop. Since I grew up here I used to it so it’d no big deal but I understand how annoying it can be. 

  79. In Arizona we have cicadas every year too. I like them, maybe because I grew up around them? When I was a kid I liked searching for their husks, even though my mom told me they were poisonous (don’t think that is true?). 

    It was pretty weird the only time I ever got to go to Washington D.C it just happened to be during the few weeks which comes every 17 years when ten billion cicadas come out, there were so many the streets were covered with them, and there were shells everywhere. I had never heard/seen so many cicadas. Here is the batch from Illinois, It wasn’t quite as bad when I was in D.C about half as bad, but I was in the city too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXlIeUmqrpk&feature=related

  80. Jessica Friday

    Omigosh. I live in middle Georgia (the state, not the country), and the cicadas this year were hellacious. The trunks of every single tree in the area was completely covered, they would fly everywhere, they dive bombed us as we walked downtown. Ugh. It was miserable. For about a month and a half, people would only venture outside out of absolute necessity. And the screaming~! *shudder* It got so bad that we couldn’t sleep unless all of the windows in the apartment were closed, and even then it was really loud.

  81. Jessica Friday

    Omigosh. I live in middle Georgia (the state, not the country), and the cicadas this year were hellacious. The trunks of every single tree in the area was completely covered, they would fly everywhere, they dive bombed us as we walked downtown. Ugh. It was miserable. For about a month and a half, people would only venture outside out of absolute necessity. And the screaming~! *shudder* It got so bad that we couldn’t sleep unless all of the windows in the apartment were closed, and even then it was really loud.

  82. Anonymous

    AH! I totally understand! We have those here in Texas but they are not nearly as loud as the ones you captured on camera!

  83. you should put Joon instead of June, it would be awesome xD

  84. you should put Joon instead of June, it would be awesome xD

  85. In America, there is a place that crushes up cicadas and makes them into a special ice cream.  YUCK!  I also can not understand people wearing cicada wings as earrings.

    P.S.  Simon, Gandalf rocks!

  86. HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETHISVIDEOWASHILARIOUSHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ^__^

  87. ninirobinson

    aww man, i get really annoyed by the crickets at night, but you guys have got it bad.
    lol, hottest time of the day, 2PM baby, ftw!!

  88. ninirobinson

    aww man, i get really annoyed by the crickets at night, but you guys have got it bad.
    lol, hottest time of the day, 2PM baby, ftw!!

  89. If you pause this at just the right time around 1:50-ish, for a split second Martina looked just like G-Dragon :-) Bonus cool points, Martina.

    You’re right, that sound is one of the most annoying things I’ve ever heard – but look on the bright side, at least they don’t bug you (har har) by getting in your face or eating you alive while you’re trying to sleep…

  90. They’re in Kansas right now too.  SOOOO loud!  

  91. They’re in kansas right now!  SOOO loud!

  92. Anonymous

    I was skyping a few weeks ago with my friend who went home to Korea for the summer, and because she had her window open, I could hear them. They were really, really loud! It was kinda nice because since it was dusk over here, I could hear the cicadas outside my house, and I could also hear them where she was, so it was an interesting connection, if that makes sense. It was a nice moment. :) But I gotta say, they sounded much louder on her end, and I think the sound the Korean cicadas were making was a little different and way more annoying. 

  93. Anonymous

    I was skyping a few weeks ago with my friend who went home to Korea for the summer, and because she had her window open, I could hear them. They were really, really loud! It was kinda nice because since it was dusk over here, I could hear the cicadas outside my house, and I could also hear them where she was, so it was an interesting connection, if that makes sense. It was a nice moment. :) But I gotta say, they sounded much louder on her end, and I think the sound the Korean cicadas were making was a little different and way more annoying. 

  94. OMG i hate those things…the last time they came out i stayed in the house the whole summer. They come out in Maryland in the US every certain amount of years..but that doesn’t make them any less disgusting or annoying…

  95. Andrian Mauricio

    No puedo imaginarme un verano sin ellos. Es simplemente imposible. A mi no me molestan, sino que me relajan. Muchas películas usan esos sonido cuando las personas están en un bosque, pensando, caminando lentamente, relajándose. El sonido de la cigarra inspira calor y relajación :)

  96. we have them in america too. however, i dont recall them ever being that damn loud. when i was a kid i’d go around collecting the husks after they would molt. yeah, i was always a little strange.

  97. hahahaha I agree, they are awfully annoying! They pissed me off in Japan too!

  98. make a love baby… in the cube ;)

  99. Anonymous

    When I was in Korea I also felt annoyed by them but I saw a dead one on the street and felt sorry for it… Since then I’m just glad we don’t have them in my country, no hatred;) Btw, a great great drawing. My husband saw it and he was like “oh, it’s maemi?”:D

  100. jazzyfish

    AHH! I HATEEEE Cicadas!! Every year when I’m sweating in buckets I get to be annoyed the heck out of them! They ruin my summer vacation every year -_-

  101. I don’t found them annoying they help me fall asleep

  102. We have those in Montreal (yup yup up in good ol’ Canadiana!) during the hottest days, although obviously not downtown but rather in suburban MTL (or YUL, if you prefer airport terms — why the heck is it YUL anyway?!)

    Anyway, I don’t think they’re quite as loud here as they seemed to be in the video because I usually feel pretty peaceful/YAY IT’S SUMMER when I hear the cicadas here since it’s always accompanied by sunny, hot, LET’S USE THE POOL weather :) Dunno how I’d feel hearing those Korean cicadas at 120dB, though :O

    • Anonymous

      We have them here in Texas as well, and like you, when I hear them, I think of summer. But ours are mostly noisy at dusk, so it’s probably not as annoying.  And thanks for answering the question in my head about whether they have them in Canada.

  103. here in Alabama there is nothing but Cicadas so I completely understand,but the difference here is that they will fly right towards you and crash into you and if they are on the sidewalk they won’t move so I usually end up walking around them…THEY’VE TAKEN OVER….LOL!!!

  104. Pennsylvania gets them once every 17 years…and those ones do attack. Well, at least in the sense that they feel their air space belongs to them, whether you’re walking there or not.

  105. Pennsylvania gets them once every 17 years…and those ones do attack. Well, at least in the sense that they feel their air space belongs to them, whether you’re walking there or not.

  106. Pennsylvania gets them once every 17 years…and those ones do attack. Well, at least in the sense that they feel their air space belongs to them, whether you’re walking there or not.

  107. Pennsylvania gets them once every 17 years…and those ones do attack. Well, at least in the sense that they feel their air space belongs to them, whether you’re walking there or not.

  108. Pennsylvania gets them once every 17 years…and those ones do attack. Well, at least in the sense that they feel their air space belongs to them, whether you’re walking there or not.

  109. Pennsylvania gets them once every 17 years…and those ones do attack. Well, at least in the sense that they feel their air space belongs to them, whether you’re walking there or not.

  110. I love how the cicadas that Martina drew look like an elephant. Anyways I had my headphones on when I pushed play for your video and it felt like an electric shock went down my spine every time Simon did that Hegh sound…awesomely awful!

  111. i never heard one in california yet but they do sound annoying… but phone text message was funny lol as soon the phone part pop out i already knew it was gonna be funny haha

  112. i never heard one in california yet but they do sound annoying… but phone text message was funny lol as soon the phone part pop out i already knew it was gonna be funny haha

  113. Here in Dominican Republic has been a while since I hear cicadas.

  114. Same here in Japan… silent parks? hahaha!

  115. Awwww, they have those buggers in Mississippi. Whenever I go to a family reunion there, I always love hearing those things. They’re a lot less annoying than the crickets that infest my pool here in Florida.

  116. Roceial Leonard

    Ha ha there is no Cicadas in my neighborhood ^__^

  117. HAHAHAA!!! XD
    i ROFLed at the “HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE……..” bit xDD

  118. Oh my gosh… They are soooooo loud in the mornings around my apartment! I HATE HATE HATE them! 

  119. OMG this is SO TRUE! Try making a phonecall when cicadas are buzzing….. ffreaking impossible 

  120. That reminds me of the Tawainese drama “It Started With A Kiss” since it was summertime, you can hear the cicadas making noise throughout some of the scenes. And I think in some movie the cicadas were so loud they had to reshoot some scenes during a different season. So yeah, very annoying bug.

  121. Anonymous

    I had to turn the volume down on MC Cicada because his performance was making my dog anxious. I think he might have objected to some obscene turn of phrase that I couldn’t quite make out, as he’s not a big fan of cicada gangsta rap.

  122. A cicada hatching out of it’s carapace: http://imgur.com/D78DH
    My initial (and ongoing) reaction is “kill it with fire.”

  123. Anonymous

    I hated these things this year. Over here at least, they do this “every 13 year” thing where there’s more of them than usual, and this summer just happened to be that 13th year…so this suckers were EVERYWHERE. We were stepping on them getting out of cars, they would fly at your feet when you were walking around campus…Oh god, SO annoying. They even cling to purses! I really, really, REALLY hate cicadas, I actually prefer cricket chirps.

  124. This may be a little weird, but I miss hearing the cicadas from when I studied abroad in Japan last year. It’s so quiet here in Colorado…T_T! And I love the Dumb & Dumber clip! XD

  125. Omg. They piss me off too! That’s how you can tell it’s summer time in East Texas, too. Frickin loud and annoying things!!

  126. this is not the same kind of cicadas that make a more pleasant sound during the night, right? (the sound that you play during an awkward silence in your videos)?

  127. Anonymous

    Japan also has this bug. But they seem to LOVE human. Because if they see one window open, they just come fly in -__-” and scares the crap out of me -__-”

  128. Byeonguk Yook

    This video is just as annoying as those cicada

  129. LOL It’s definitely a love-hate thing with these guys because after a while you get that whole Pavlov conditioned reflex when you hear them^^

  130. I BAKED Cicada for my biology experiment. I find them really cute. =P

  131. I BAKED Cicada for my biology experiment. I find them really cute. =P

  132. I BAKED Cicada for my biology experiment. I find them really cute. =P

  133. I BAKED Cicada for my biology experiment. I find them really cute. =P

  134. I BAKED Cicada for my biology experiment. I find them really cute. =P

  135. I BAKED Cicada for my biology experiment. I find them really cute. =P

  136. I BAKED Cicada for my biology experiment. I find them really cute. =P

  137. I BAKED Cicada for my biology experiment. I find them really cute. =P

  138. I BAKED Cicada for my biology experiment. I find them really cute. =P

  139. I BAKED Cicada for my biology experiment. I find them really cute. =P

  140. I BAKED Cicada for my biology experiment. I find them really cute. =P

  141. I BAKED Cicada for my biology experiment. I find them really cute. =P

  142. I BAKED Cicada for my biology experiment. I find them really cute. =P

  143. I BAKED Cicada for my biology experiment. I find them really cute. =P

  144. I BAKED Cicada for my biology experiment. I find them really cute. =P

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