Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Blistering bat smokes flight speed record with 100 mph zoom

A Brazilian free-tailed bat. The team has ruled out the possibility that tailwinds had a part ...

There are some mighty fast flyers in the avian world, but even the most rapid cannot match one nocturnal speed demon. Scientists studying the flight of Brazilian free-tailed bats have clocked the creatures zipping along at 160 km/h (100 mph), making them the fastest horizontal flyers in the entire animal kingdom.

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