By on October 31, 2014

I was intrigued the other day to hear crickets  chirping loudly at around 2:30 p.m. near the Lincoln Avenue-Main Street intersection in Ephrata.

My research uncovered little to explain the autumn afternoon cricket-cacophony near Downtown Ephrata.

However, I learned that I’m no the only one intrigued by crickets.

For instance are kept in tiny cages as house pets in some Asian countries where they’re believed to bring good luck.

In Brazil, singing crickets are believed to signal impending rains. In Barbados, a loud cricket inside the house means money is coming in.

But in other cultures, a cricket found in a house is unwelcome because its arrival is believed to announce a death. Jiminy Crickets No!

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