(JaiChai) "Bat Shit and the Civil War"


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Did you know that Bat excrement (aka guano) was considered a precious commodity during the American Civil War?

Why?

Because bat guano contains saltpeter.

Saltpeter, also known as Potassium Nitrate (KNO3), is a powerful oxidizer.

Mixed with charcoal and sulfur, it makes gunpowder and other explosives go boom!

Submitted FYI.

May you and yours be well and loving life today.

In Lak'ech, JaiChai

(Jaichai 2 May 2022. Simultaneous multi-site submissions posted. All rights reserved.)

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