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Do you like poorly made 1950s science fiction films? If so, the return of the cicada to DC might not be terrible news to you. Everyone else will probably be annoyed. The insect comes out of hibernation every 17 years, and guess what what? They're back in 2013. "They will start making their presence known by their incredibly loud noise (think crickets on crack) and the shells they leave behind." [Borderstan]