John Oliver Has A Message For All The Cicadas Emerging After 17 Years Underground

03/05/2016 12:01 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:52 PM AEST

The cicadas emerging this summer after 17 years underground have a lot of catching up to do — and John Oliver is here to help.

With his HBO show “Last Week Tonight” off this week, Oliver posted a clip on YouTube explaining everything the cicadas have missed since 1999, when the present brood hatched and then promptly buried themselves for the better part of two decades.

And let’s just say the world is a very different place.

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