1. Bats and war.
When the American Civil War began in April 1861, the Confederacy did not own enough gunpowder to supply their army throughout the war. Additionally, the Union’s blockade on the Confederate ports prevented the importation of g[...]
1. It’s real name is guano.
Guano (via Spanish from Quechua: wanu) is the accumulated excrement of seabirds, seals and bats. You’ll most often find the word guano used for manure to fertilize gardens. But while bat guano plays a val[...]