Ear to the Ground

Outside magazine, September 1996


Ear to the Ground


"You know the slight sweetness that's in good, young venison? Well, that's what the 17-year cicada tastes like."

--Yale evolutionary biologist Charles Remington. This month, using jays, chipmunks, and mice as taste testers, Remington will attempt to prove his hypothesis that the noisy cicada is in fact the tastiest insect in the world.

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