July 26, 1931

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1931, a swarm of grasshoppers (the Rocky Mountain Locust) started their destruction of millions of acres of crops in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. The swarm was so thick and large it blocked out the sun as it flew from place to place. The swarm was so large it covered more land area than the entire state of Colorado. The type of grasshopper/locust that made up this swarm is now extinct and its extinction is thought to have been brought about by the destruction of its natural habitat. A creature that destroyed human’s food supplies so utterly in the 1930s died out because humans destroyed its food supplies unknowingly.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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