Bats by the Numbers

The story behind Halloween’s ultimate spooky symbol

1331: The number of species of bats

3: The number of species of bats that drink blood

86%: The percentage of bat species listed as endangered

26: The number of species listed as critically endangered

60: The maximum speed, in miles per hour, that bats can reach

15 million: The number of bats in the largest bat colony in the world, found in Texas

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No bats, no margaritas: the story behind Halloween’s ultimate spooky symbols

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Bats aren't so scary--just misunderstood.
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How to fix American democracy

Fascinating views and good reading.

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How to fix American democracy: 38 ideas that get beyond our day-to-day political upheaval

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As we approach the one-year anniversary of the election, writers and artists propose solutions that could repair the underlying problems bedeviling our system.
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Is $100,000 middle class?

Too many factors to weigh to answer that question. Where do you live? What's the cost of living in your local county? What do you pay in state, sales, property and other taxes? How large is your family? What is the job and business climate? How are the schools?

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Analysis | Is $100,000 middle class in America?

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The majority of Americans — 62 percent — identify as middle class, but there's a lot of debate about what, exactly, that means.
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A-Rod tricks Ortiz

ahahahahahahaha!




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A-Rod tricks Ortiz into wearing Yankees jacket - ESPN Video

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Former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez slips a New York jacket onto unassuming Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz.
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NY Times Opinion on Ivana's Book

If any of what's supposedly in her book is true, it explains a lot about his kids and confirms how much of a douche-bag of a parent he is.

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Opinion | The Trumps, the Poodle, the Sex Scandal

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Ivana opens up, and now we feel bad for Donald Jr.
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