Mega Disasters

Season 2 Episode 10

Super Swarms

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Nov 07, 2007 on The History Channel
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Super Swarms
The locust is one of the most destructive and dreaded life forms on Earth. American pioneers faced the largest swarm of locusts ever recorded. The 1,800 mile long and 110 mile wide cloud of insects ate their way through the heartland and blocked the sun for five days. Famine ensued, and thousands faced starvation. According to recent studies, the possibility of such a swarm returning to the United States is very likely. The destruction would be unimaginable.moreless

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