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Check out the high speed camera I used:
It’s a pretty big deal to shoot high speed footage from a boat in the middle of the amazon jungle. Revolutionary stuff for scientists!

Thanks to Rainforest Expeditions for inviting me down, if you’d like to go down to the Amazon Rainforest and see a strangler fig and the log with bats on it for yourself, check them out at

A sincere thank you to Dr. Kenny Breuer and Dr. Sharon Swartz. They never hesitated to help me, even skyping with me after hours.
You absolutely must check out the amazing work
Since you’re smart, read their publications!
I may upload some of that on the skype conversation on the second channel, FunnerEveryDay.
Dr. Swartz Identified the bats me and Jeff filmed: “The species is Rhynchonycteris naso, which I guess is called the Proboscis bat!”

Outlines of the anatomically correct bird and the bat were drawn up by Larom for free because he likes to get Smarter Every Day, and help you do the same. He does a project like that every day.

I purchased a license to show the two flying fox images in the video from Peter Chorley

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Chad Carew says:

I've never thought about a swimming bat before. That was cool.

Aaron• Highcloud says:

This kick started a memory of mine
I remember watching the magic school bus about bats and being fascinated lol

Rahul Jathar says:

Hey Destin, please don't mess with bats. I don't want another virus sucking my freedom out of me.

luke K says:

Only thing I know about bats is that Ozzy Osborne bites the heads off of bats.

TnaPeePee Lu says:

6:03 the amazing montage

mako morales says:

Can you make a video about owl.. why owl is so quite when they're flying compare to other birds.. god bless destin

David Chamberlain says:

Good video.

Max Stone says:

! this was rlly rlly helpful for visualizing how bat wings fold and is gonna help me a lot with drawing them, so thank you for making this video!!

DeadNerd Gaming says:

Awesome, the music is the same for Rogue Legacy

blixxae says:

The pollen: *exists*

Mary Lagua says:

I think bats do not have second layers of wings also, and your science expert explanation adherence.

James328 says:

Bats are very cool 😎 👌 👍 👏

moonlite x says:

if a bat poops in your mouth, do you need to get a rabies shot?

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