April 17, 2023
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INTERNATIONAL BAT APPRECIATION DAY!
Just in time for this past weekend's premier of Renfield, it's a perfect day to honor nature's cutest little goths! Here are a few fun things you may not know about them:
• There are over 1,400 different bat species and they play an important role in the ecosystem by controlling pests, fertilizing land, and pollinating fruit and flowers
• The oldest confirmed species of bat, Onychonycteris, is believed to have lived in the Eocene period, which was over 52 million years ago
• A single brown bat can eat around 1,200 mosquitoes in one hour (yes, bat friend, you can sit with us)!
Pardon me, gonna drop out of society to live among the bats.
Want a few April 17th famous birthdays and historical facts to kick the week off? Here ya go:
• Born on this day: actress Jennifer Garner (1972), Spice Girl-turned-soccer wife/fashion designer Victoria Beckham (1974), film director Adam McKay (1968), and rapper Redman (1970)
• Game of Thrones, based on the A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premiered on HBO on this day in 2011
• The CIA-sponsored "Bay of Pigs" invasion failed in its attempt to overthrow the Cuban government on this day in 1961
Alright! No new customer Q&A this week, but if you're feeling even moderately outgoing and would like to be featured in an upcoming Monday email (and are a customer with some Boredwalk tees, tanks, hoodies, towels, bags, or books to show off), just reply to this and let us know and we'll send you some fun questions!
We'll be back here in your inbox on Wednesday with some more random holidays to observe, historical tidbits to acknowledge, and fun links to entertaining content! Until next time...
Peace, love, and bats,