07/23/11 - Bat Facts?

23 Jul 2011 12:01 am
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My husband needs his own laugh track.

Rori, 17 Jul 2011 10:53 pm

Here are some actual bat facts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat (or as close to facts as wikipedia gets, fuck it, I'm lazy.)

Edit: Sorry about the repeated comic! All fixed now!

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RoseAnnalee (Guest), 23 Jul 2011 12:41 am

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KaiKudo, 23 Jul 2011 12:42 am

wait is it just me or is this page the same as the last one D: than again is now double the awesomeness :D

mouranna, 23 Jul 2011 12:55 am

Deja Vu?

Jackie (Guest), 23 Jul 2011 01:29 am

It's just you.

KaiKudo, 23 Jul 2011 11:50 am

flying mammals
Does a flying dinosaur count as one? D:

Laura (Guest), 24 Jul 2011 02:49 am

Our husbands are supposed to know everything! And when they don't, it's annoying, isn't it??

IEatTacosForDinner, 24 Jul 2011 02:57 am

Dinosaurs still laid eggs, KaiKudo. xD

Isabel (Guest), 24 Jul 2011 11:12 am

Besides the obvious (wings), birds and insects are able to fly because of their bone density, which is little to none. So yes we're too heavy.

Evolution is closely related to the environment a species lives in. It's possible that bats and birds evolved to fly because they lived in forested or mountainous areas where flying is more efficient than climbing, and probably needed to fly to escape predators and find food. Humans specifically evolved in the grass-plains of Africa, where flight wasn't necessary for survival. Other mammals evolved either in jungles where there is plenty to climb, or oceans.

... I have a lot of questions like that too, it's why I'm studying biology. :P

Gibson Twist, 24 Jul 2011 01:01 pm

I'm pretty sure Rori knows how/why bats evolved to fly, but she was curious why they were the only mammals that did. For instance, other forest-dwellers or mountain-dwellers or what have you. The point of the strip, though, was that husband didn't have any answers...he's kind of dim, after all.

Isabel (Guest), 24 Jul 2011 03:29 pm

Ah, ok. I got the joke. I just can't leave a question unanswered. I'm serious, right know it's just my hands typing this against my will. My will just wants some pizza.

Well, I guess I should have explained better. Yes there are other mammals in forests and mountains, which probably DROVE bats to fly so they didn't have to compete for food and such. Mountain goats and sheep are perfectly happy hopping around eating grass, so much so that bats needed to find caves high in the mountains for food.

And while flying squirrels don't truly fly, I think in a couple million years they'll have mastered it.

I hope I explained it a bit better, I looked at that wiki article and it didn't seem to work. And again, AGAINST MY WILL!!!

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