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Absurd Creatures: Bats Are Totally Legit. Trust Me, I'm a Vampire.

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Just how they can bank and accelerate and brake so deftly was largely a mystery until recently. It was only in April that scientists announced the answer: A bat’s wings are covered in tiny sensory hairs. These detect air currents, sending signals to the brain so a bat can juke with uncommon skill. In a way, it’s feeling its way through the air.

What a cool analogy. I want to feel my way through the air!

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