This week the Varmints! podcast goes spelunking into a cave full of creepy but misunderstood and fascinating bats! Join them as they talk about Dracula, Bat-Boy, some obscure DC superhero and learn a thing or two about these creatures of the night!
Here’s some stuff we referenced on the show:
HEY! Head on over to this wonderful bat conservation website to learn a whole bunch more about bats!
Bats have many faces. Many creepy, weird and decidedly not cute faces. But we still love them. Video courtesy of YouTube user Bat Conservation International:
Man’s insatiable thirst for bat poop was the downfall of Nauru. Read this sad but interesting cautionary tale here.
Can humans echolocate? A wonderful This American Life episode has the answer!
Bat wings are amazingly designed. So much so that really smart university type people are trying to replicate them in a lab. Video courtesy of YouTube user Brown University:
Paul Wilk referenced two really great documentaries about bats. “Secrets and Mysteries of Bats”, and “The Wonder of Animals”. Go watch them when you have a few moments. They’re great!
Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi getting angry at an admirer and talking about Dracula in the movie “Ed Wood”. I couldn’t resist including this because it’s kind of hilarious.
WARNING: The following clip contains language that might not be suitable for work, children or the very sensitive. Courtesy of YouTube user xuxuschoice:
Finally, enjoy this compilation of fight scenes from the old Batman live action TV show. Courtesy of YouTube user corijei v2:
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