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post Apr 12 2012, 11:11 AM
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Has anyone else noticed that when driving - there are fewer bug splatters to removed from our windshields than there were 20-30-40-50 years ago. Must be something about billions upon trillions of vehicle miles yearly is either 'thinning the herd' or smartening up bugs to fly clear of roadways.

Recall from my honeymoon to Daytona Beach, back when, driving across I-10 in North Florida the windshield would get covered by 'love bugs' within about 10 miles - only a passing T'Storm of Florida frog drowner proportions for about 5 minutes would clean them off so you could see to continue. Once I lived in Florida and traversed the same roads, during the same season - hardly a 'love bug' to be splattered on the windshield.



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post Apr 12 2012, 11:29 AM
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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Apr 12 2012, 09:11 AM) *
. . . frog drowner proportions . . .

laugh.gif Love that! never heard it before

Hmmm, I can't say as I have taken notice of this phenomenon, so when I dwelled on it awhile, I find myself thinking-yeah, maybe there is something to that! Then again, it's been a good numbe rof years since any truly long (more than 2 days at least) drives for me, and that may be the best 'barometer' for such a thing; with the season certainly being a governing factor in the results.
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post Jun 26 2012, 12:07 AM
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Last night coming to work - I acutally had a lightning bug splatter on the windshield. Light on an all.

First time it has occured thie year.


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post Jun 26 2012, 02:26 AM
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Might have something to do with the cars today being more aerodynamic.


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post Nov 4 2012, 04:00 AM
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I use Rain-X on my windshield - which, at highway speeds beads rain drops into such small droplets that they are blown off the glass and you can see in even the heaviest spray off of 18 wheelers that you are trying to pass.


I hate it when I have freshly applied Rain-X and drive during the twilight hours when the bug population is out and about for dinner and to 'get it on' and I interupt by splating them on the windshield - as long as it is dry, they are just a bug on the windshield - once it rains, you can see how thier body fluids drained across the windshield. Except for heavy weight bugs, turning the wipers on during rain will remove the entrails.

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post Jul 15 2013, 08:32 AM
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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Nov 4 2012, 04:00 AM) *
I use Rain-X on my windshield - (edit)


Hey....You got any Rain-X that will get rid of that stupid bug on your signature....... rolleyes.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif


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post Jul 15 2013, 10:51 PM
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QUOTE(idecline @ Jul 15 2013, 09:32 AM) *
Hey....You got any Rain-X that will get rid of that stupid bug on your signature....... rolleyes.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif

It was planted by the NSA!


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post Jul 16 2013, 07:21 AM
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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Jul 15 2013, 10:51 PM) *
It was planted by the NSA!


tongue.gif Would you believe ..... that somebody rolleyes.gif thinks it's funny......? Nah!


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“Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” —Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass”
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post Jul 16 2013, 01:49 PM
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QUOTE(idecline @ Jul 16 2013, 08:21 AM) *
tongue.gif Would you believe ..... that somebody rolleyes.gif thinks it's funny......? Nah!

You don't have NSA as a neighbor.


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post Jul 17 2013, 07:39 AM
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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Jul 16 2013, 01:49 PM) *
You don't have NSA as a neighbor.


rolleyes.gif Yeah, but their 'bugs' are not visible, nor as annoying as yours is...... laugh.gif


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“Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” —Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass”
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