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The Silence of the Cicadas
Posted 3/3/2015 - If you've ever been around cicadas, you know how loud they can be. How loud are they? They are so loud--up to 120 decibels--that many tender-eared folks would like to cite them for "disturbing the peace." All the more reason to appreciate what Christian...
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