Voices | OVERHEARD

The day a cicada defeated a Tyrannosaurus rex

Mom: Look how big that cicada on the tree is. It’s huge!

Child #1: It looks pretty scary.

Child #2: Your Tyrannosaurus rex looks scarier.

Child #1: But … my Tyrannosaurus rex is made of plastic.

— Komazawa Park, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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