I felt like writing something, but I didn’t really have an idea to springboard off of. I asked Twitter and Facebook for a topic, and here we are. I do not guarantee factual accuracy in these provided topic posts, nor do I guarantee any semblance of reason or sense. Sorry.

From @ritzyfoxx, I will write something about the eating habits of bats.

This is not as easy at it would seem; there are many different types of bats, and they each have their own eating habits. I’ll focus on some of the more well-known varieties: fruit bat, vampire bat, and Batman.

There are actually many different types of fruit bats, but they have generally similar eating habits. Most are either frugivorous (subsist mainly on a diet of fruit juice) or nectarivorous (subsist mainly on a diet of nectar licked from flowers). Much like bees, both frugivorous and nectarivorous bats assist in plant distribution and pollination by carrying seeds or pollen as they travel.

As with the fruit bat, there is not a single species of vampire bat, but three. All three vampire bat species (the common vampire bat [Desmodus rotundus], the hairy-legged vampire bat [Diphylla ecaudata], and the white-winged vampire bat [Diaemus youngi]) subsist entirely on a diet of blood. The common vampire bat contains thermoreceptors on its nose, which allow it to detect areas on its prey where blood flows near the skin. They only emerge to feed when it is full dark; while the hairy-legged and white-winged vampire bats feed primarily on birds, the common vampire bat prefers the blood of mammals (including humans, when it needs to increase the population of vampires).

Batman eats only the finest foods. These spectacular dishes are either prepared and served by his faithful butler, Alfred Pennyworth, or purchased in Gotham City’s finest and most exclusive restaurants.

Here endeth the lesson.