Keep Calm, the Cicadas are Coming!

2021 will see an emergence of Brood X, the 17-year cicadas that cover the greatest range and present the largest (and loudest!) concentration of such periodic cicadas in the United States. These amazing bugs, in nymph form, will start emerging from the ground across 15 Eastern and Midwestern states this month (May). The last time we saw and heard these guys was back in 2004, and the next emergence will be in 2038. Will you experience this phenomenon where you live? Have you already seen or heard your first cicada of 2021? Either way, remember to keep calm. Here are some cute designs inspired by the coming "plague of locusts". 

Keep Calm and Wear Earplugs Brood X Cicada Shirt

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Cicadas are known for their loud, high-pitched song. The song is produced by organs called tymbals and is only sung by males in order to attract females. I guess their hearing isn't great because these boys are loud! This funny spoof design suggests earplugs as a way to get through a summer of cicadas.

Keep Calm They're Only 17-Year Cicadas T-Shirt

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At least they only come around every 17 years. Can you imagine if the noise and concentration of insects was an annual event? Every 17 years can be managed as a fun, novel event. So keep calm, we won't see them again for another 17 years after we get through this one.

Keep Calm and Get a Buzz On Cicada Spoof Shirt

Found on Zazzle

Yep, they are noisy! This design refers to the song of the cicadas, which is attractive to females of the species but sounds like a high pitched buzz to us. Get this shirt in black as shown, or pick out another dark color garment for the white spoof slogan design.

Keep Calm and Sign

Instead of using a fully text variation of the Keep Calm meme, this original design includes hand icons to spell out the final word in sign language. The final word in the design "Keep Calm and Sign" is represented by four hands spelling the four letters of the word SIGN.

Keep Calm and Fight Cancer T-Shirts

Fighting a disease like cancer takes physical strength but also mental and emotional strength. Keeping calm can be part of that! Reducing stress can help your body to be strong when it needs to be. These Keep Calm spoof designs relate to fighting different types of cancers.

Keep Calm and Get Vaccinated T-Shirt

Now that there are safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available to virtually all Americans aged 12 and older, there aren't a lot of excuses left to remain unvaxxed. Wear this Keep Calm and Get Vaccinated t-shirt to spread the message and stop the spread of the virus. This...

Keep Calm for Graduation Time | 3 T-Shirts for Grads

The 2020 and 2021 school years were like no other. The graduates of 2021 should hold a special place in our hearts for enduring what we all went through at such a formative and important life milestone time. College students typically graduate in May and high school students...