Most Interesting Way to Stem Cricket Invasion

Turning Off the UT Tower Lights

The University of Texas cock-blocked horny crickets this summer when, for two weekends in July and August, it shut off the lights of the UT tower. Apparently, because of its brightness, it’s like a phallic beacon for bugs wanting to get nasty. Why now, you ask? Well, this summer’s wet weather drew them here, and once they were all together, they couldn’t keep their creepy, crawly, crickety hands off one another. Thus, the insects were compelled to migrate their sex parties elsewhere, perhaps to the moonlight towers, various street lamps, or Midtown Spa.

UT Tower Observation Deck
2247 Guadalupe, 512/475-6633

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