A Dallas TV Morning News Team Is Determined To Find The Cricket
If you turn on the TV in the morning to get caught up with what's happening in the world of news - local, national and world - you'll notice that the morning news teams are much different than their evening and night counterparts. Morning news teams are more laid back, extremely conversational between the hosts and weather person, and just seem to have a lot of fun.
That seems to be the case for Dallas' Fox 4 Good Day team. While delivering the weather during the morning news, a lone cricket was chirping away while they were on the air and it was driving one of the news team members crazy.
Here's the setup, if you will, Evan Andrews is Fox 4's meteorologist and Chip Waggoner is the traffic guy. While Evan was delivering the forecast for the day, you could hear this cricket just singing a tune that was annoying Chip. Once Evan was done he tossed it over to Chip in the traffic center who seemed extremely put out by the sound of this cricket.
All of this cricket talk seemed to derail the morning show because they were focused on finding this cricket. If you've ever tried hunting down a cricket, you know how elusive these little pests can be. There was one point during their show when the anchor asked Evan Andrews to repeat his cricket trivia.
A cricket can tell you the temperature.
Evan says that when you count the number of cricket chirps in 14 seconds and then add 40 and that is the temperature. Apparently, there is some truth to that too.
Needless to say, by the end of the newscast, the cricket saga ended in a successful catch-and-release program and the news kept on being delivered by the morning news team with a lot of cricket talk of course!