"Then that bat of a Chaerephon came up from hell to drink the camel's blood." - Aristophanes, 414 BC
19 years and 6 months. Rather than sucking blood, vampire bats make a small cut with their teeth and then lap up the flowing blood with their tongues. These bats are so light and agile that they are sometimes able to drink blood from an animal for more than 30 minutes without waking it up
A baseball cantata for soloists, mixed choir, orchestra and shortstop
Varied habitat including cities
"It looked extremely rocky for the Mudville nine that day; The score stood four to two with but one inning more to play. â€¦"
Director: Roland West. Also starred George Beranger, Charles Herzinger & Emily Fitzroy. Plot: A masked criminal who dresses like a giant bat terrorizes the guests at an old house rented by a mystery writer.
"A nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat, say no more, say no more!"
50 - 100 individuals (2004). The Seychelles sheath-tailed bat occurs in the central granitic islands of the Seychelles Islands north of Madagascar. It probably was abundant throughout the Seychelles in the past, but it has declined drastically and is now extinct on most islands. The reasons for its decline are unknown. It has been suggested that the barn owl, Tyto alba, introduced in 1949, may be responsible.
Jadeite and shell, c. 50 BC; Museo Nacional de AntropologÃa, Mexico City
Buffalo hunter, gambler, U.S. Army scout; 1853-1921
Sports writer, editor and columnist; career as a writer started about 1883
Unconfirmed, from Indonesia
Great-grandson of Elazabeth II
The original batmobile was a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car.