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Old 07-09-2007, 10:25 PM
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ok all you truckers that have been driving for awhile i've got a question
the other night i was driving accross Nebraska and seen a bunch of fireflies ... now if one of these should hit my windshield while i'm do 70 MPH and when it's got it's light on ... would it go out like a light bulb (POP)? or slowly glow to a dim before going out.
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:30 PM
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They do both.
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:33 PM
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all I know is that they make quite a mess!
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:36 PM
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all I know is that they make quite a mess!
Yes they do!!!

I've seen them go out slow, its kind of neat to see. never seen them pop.
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:17 PM
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Ive hit fireflies, they generally slowly dim out, its pretty weird as its happening
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:35 PM
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Most of the time, they slowly dim. I just throw some Floyd on and enjoy the light show.

rickll, I don't want to be rude, but you mind shrinking your picture a little? If you can thanks in advanced.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:15 AM
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Wanna see something really cool? After you hit a few (and they're still glowing), turn on your wipers :lol:
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:32 AM
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Good Thread! The first time my daughter saw them we were going across NE. Sure kept her busy for awhile.
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Most of the time, they slowly dim. I just throw some Floyd on and enjoy the light show.
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Wanna see something really cool? After you hit a few (and they're still glowing), turn on your wipers :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

I remember heading north towards Lansing, MI a couple-of-years back and ran into a swarm of fireflies--all those twinkling lights--looked like Christmas in July....And they sure looked purdy on the windshield. :mrgreen:
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:49 AM
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Hit em and you're going to have a green glow for awhile.
When you get to western Nebraska in the Spring near the North Platte I guarantee you don't have enough Windshield Fluid in your truck because of all the Bugs.
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