The term Dingbat was first used as a name for an alcoholic beverage back in 1838. It wasn’t until around 1905 that it was used to describe a foolish person.
I thought about this word as I was reading the latest installment of super scary revelations about COVID that literally involves bat sh*t..
otherwise known as BAT GUANO.
Seems some poor dingbats were in a Chinese mine scraping up bat poo in 2012. Six of the clean up team got sick with symptoms consistent with (what we now call) Covid; three died.
That’s some guano.
Needless to say, this perked the interest of scientists who went back to the mine to start collecting hundreds of samples for more Coronavirus studies.
(What, pray tell, could possibly go wrong?)
Anyway, when I googled bat guano, I saw this…
SURPRISE! SURPRISE! It’s bat doo-doo.. in a bag!
I don’t know what to make of this either..but to be frank, the name “Dr. Earth” is a bit concerning. I wouldn’t have thought about it twice before 2020 but it sure gives me the creeps at this moment. Wasn’t it Dr. Earth in some weird movie where everyone on the planet dies?
No, that was Dr. No..
No, not No.. It was some other doc..
Supposedly this bat guano is great fertilizer for your garden..and it says it’s safe for pets and people too.. “it” (the bag) being Dr.Earth I guess.
Hey- whatever makes your flowers bloom .. right?
Just make sure you read the label so you know where your guano’s from.. because I don’t know about you, but when it comes to bat sh*t, I’m all about buying American right now.