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..

never mind..

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.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. LA says:

    Wasnt dingbat what Archie called Edith? But yeah….it’s too early for me to contemplate this…

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    1. Cindy says:

      There’s no way you dabble (dig?) in bat poo..no way. How do I know this? For starters, you live in NYC..AND for “finishers”..you are NOT a dingbat.💜


  2. Being the curious type (some would say nosey but whatever) I took out a book on global pandemics from the library some months ago. After reading it I would give bat guano a hard pass. Apparently there was also wide-ranging illness caused by the wide-spread purchase of “love birds”. I cannot remember the details but it had something to do with their poop. So now we know, leave that s*it alone!

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    1. Cindy says:

      I know I will!! I was shocked with the bat poop fascination over in China, but I guess that’s where most of these coronaviruses start..so they are always collecting it, studying it, messing with it. Imagine my shock seeing it sold in bags on Amazon. I mean what the.. seriously folks?? Ew..wonder how sales have been?


      1. It’s actually frightening. Some months back people on the East coast of Canada were receiving seeds and bulbs they never ordered from a company in China. So weird, and a bit concerning as well. News stories were advising people not to open these packages if you received one, and to absolutely NOT plant them. I think it was part of some kind of marketing scheme on the part of the company.

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      2. Cindy says:

        I REMEMBER THAT!!!!!

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      3. I never know how much news Americans hear from Canada LOL

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      4. Cindy says:

        I actually think there were cases here too.. Once I got a cheap scarf from China in the mail..really cheap..and it had all these stamps and a custom tag on the package..clearly was not amazon.. and it was clearly addressed to me.. I was a bit freaked out.

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      5. Techno wizards seem to be able to find an awful lot of information on the world wide web. I would be freaked out too.

        I didn’t know the same thing was happening there with mysterious packages from other parts of the world delivered to people who did not order anything. My daughter does a lot of online shopping. It makes me nervous.

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      6. Cindy says:

        I have cut way back on online shopping..really am trying to support local business whenever possible now.

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      7. I dislike online shopping bbut there are times i have to, especially during this pandemic when so many local stores were in lock down. Its nice to see restrictions easing. I just hope its not so fast we have another wave.

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  3. Ann Coleman says:

    I’m pretty sure I’ll be leaving all bat poop alone, no matter where it comes from! But yeah, that is scary….and who knows? Maybe it is where Covid started!

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    1. Cindy says:

      For sure that’s the question of the decade, with almost 4 million dead, we need to find the answer.


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