Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Not long ago, we went on a guided tour of this large cave near us. You walk through these winding and really narrow, passageways admiring the wonders that God has created from stalagmites, stalactites, and underground rivers. We entered this one large chamber, and the guide turned on the light and directed our eyes to this high vaulted ceiling. You can probably guess what animals we saw hanging out up there - bats, lots of bats. The guide told us that the early explorers of this cave had found large quantities of what she called bat guano. If you don't know what that is, never mind. It's gross, that's what it is. But they made lots of money selling that stuff. I thought, "What good could bat dung possibly be?" Surprise! They make gunpowder out of it! And even more surprisingly, they said that they can turn that gross stuff into makeup like mascara and lipstick! Makes me think twice about kissing my wife.