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Bats

  1. We Interrupt Our Regularly-Scheduled Programming To Bring You A Tiny Bat Nomming A Banana

    Ba na na na na na na na, bat bat!

    Look at him! All wrapped up! Listen to his munching! Oh gosh! Oh gosh!

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  2. Amazing Bat Robot Can Fly, Crawl, and Strike Fear in the Hearts of Evil-Doers

    "01101001 00100000 01100001 01101101 00100000 01110110 01100101 01101110 01100111 01100101 01100001 01101110 01100011 01100101 !"

    This isn't the first crawling robot we've ever seen, but it's the first that can also fly—not to mention the most adorable. And like other famous bat-themed heroes, this little robot will one day save people, albeit from natural disasters and not super villains.

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  3. Monday Cute: Orphaned Australian Baby Bats, Rolled Into Tiny Bat-Ritos

    I believe in baby bat burritos.

    The Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre took in these baby flying foxes when their mothers were killed in an extreme heat wave. Swaddling the bats in fabric helps to nurture the infants until they are healthy enough to be released back into the wild.

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  4. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Is Using Its Ben Affleck Powers to Save Bats From Fungus

    "The death of our bats would be batastrophic to our ecosystem."

    Ben Affleck is going to help save the bats. No, not Batman. Actual bats. My reaction is as follows...

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  5. See the Batmobile in Bataction in the new Arkham Knight Gameplay Trailer

    Batfact: adding "Bat" before things denotes their relation to Batman.

    Batman vs. Superman isn't the only bat-thing to get excited about right now. Arkham Knight is coming this year (in October, if rumors are to be believed), and it's got its own badass-looking Batmobile and Batsuit that you can see in action in this new gameplay trailer.

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  6. Look at This Giant Australian Bat and Tell Me Nightmares Aren’t Real

    This is not the Batman we needed. This is not anything we needed.

    Look, we know the whole "nature-you-scary" angle is played out, but you guys: Look. At. This. Australian. Bat. He is the size of Batkid. He could be a bat on which Batkid rides to the scene of crimes. He could be a Batkidmobile. But he will never be, because this freaking enormous bat is now dead.

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  7. Ingenious Bats Use Curled Leaves as Their Own Batphones

    How else are they supposed to know when Batman needs to create a diversion?

    Much like Jim Gordon's Batphone, the curled leaves of some South American plants are carrying the calls of bats. OK, they're more like a megaphone than the Batphone, but the image of tiny bats calling Commissioner Gordon is too entertaining to ignore.

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  8. The 1960′s Batman Theme Song Sung By Actual Bats [VIDEO]

    Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

    Dance the Batusi to this rather screechy rendition of the 1960's Batman theme song, arranged from the echolocation of real bats. Thanks to YouTuber Sándor Seuntjens, now we know what the world would be like if even our instruments were bat-themed. (via Death and Taxes) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  9. Ee-ee-ee-ee-ee-ee-ee-ee: Batman!

    Bats sing to the hero they deserve, but not to the one they need right now.

    This video has bats, the Batman theme song, and a strange selection of Batman images interspersed with bats messily devouring their prey. Does this video really need further explanation to get you to watch it? Seriously. Watch it. It's tremendous.

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  10. Further Evidence That Slow Motion Makes Things Better: Watch This Bat Lap Up Nectar

    I've never seen a bat lapping up nectar before, but even if I had I didn't see it in close up slow motion, and frankly that's the only way to watch a bat lap up nectar. This video from Brown University shows a species of bat that not only has a crazy long tongue, but it also has lingual papillae which fill with blood and extend from the tongue to create more surface area and pull in more nectar.

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