Every 17 years, cicadas across the East Coast emerge from their underground resting place, mate like crazy and then die. Think of their triumphant return as a rite of passage as their life cycle completesor think of it as a severe pain in the ass due to all of the noise. Scientists anticipate that New York will become an f-shack for billions of cicadas, and expert Ed Johnson figures Staten Island will be hit the hardest, though they'll strike every borough in the city soon enough. 

Are you ready to have your days disturbed by reckless cicada lovemaking? Honestly, it doesn't really matter because it's going to happen.

[via Gothamist]