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This pitcher plant (Nepenthes rafflesiana elongata) has evolved a unique relationship with the small wooly bat. Instead of consuming insects like the chamber of most of its close relatives, this plant’s chamber provides the bat with a perfect place to roost during the day. The guano left behind by the bat provides the plant with all the nourishment it needs.

Gas Shortage 1973

I was only 2, but for some reason I have a vague recollection of waiting in line with my dad to get gas on an odd numbered day that matched our odd numbered license plate That was how they regulated who’s turn it was to fill up that day. I just can’t imagine that now – how surreal that would be that you simply could not get gas. I love the sign in this picture and the car is so classic.

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