Crickets make a chirping sound by rubbing their wings together!
Crickets often appear as characters in literature. There is a talking cricket in the children's book, The Adventures of Pinocchio, and in films based on the book. The cricket is featured in Charles Dickens's The Cricket on the Hearth, and in George Selden's The Cricket in Times Square. Crickets are found in poems by William Wordsworth and John Keats. They are sometimes kept as pets. In Brazilian folklore, crickets are believed to be omens.
“ My boy, do not trust those who promise to make you rich overnight. They are usually either mad or charlatans! Heed my words, and turn back.” Chapter XIII, The Talking Cricket
- Do you know what a cricket sounds like?
- Do you know how to play cricket?
- Pay close attention to Talking Crickets
- What happens next will surprise you