The Oatmeal The Oatmeal
Comics: Random Most Popular All Cats Grammar Food Animals Tech











Click to show the bonus panel

A note from the author:
I really like bats, and last year I got to spend quite a bit of time at a bat conservation center in Costa Rica, so I wanted to take a second an dispel the myth that all bats have rabies (despite perpetuating that myth in the first panel). The CDC did a study and found that only around 6% of bats have rabies, and those are bats that are sick or injured. Bats in the wild have a much lower percentage, and there are about 2 cases of rabies in the US each year. The CDC's website has a good writeup about it.
White Nose Syndrome, an infectious disease which is currently wiping out bat populations in the Northeast and is working its way south, is a much bigger concern than rabies.

Also, props to Zach Weiner, author of the wonderful comic known as Sunday Afternoon PorkFast Cheerios, for suggesting the Joker panel.

Share this

 
Show me a random comic Show me the popular comics Show me the latest comics Show me some cat comics

Latest Things

Random Comics

404 Not Found - A Coloring Book by The Oatmeal How The Male Angler Fish Gets Completely Screwed
I wrote a book about running. Should you put coffee in your face right now? When one has not had a good father, one must create one. Las Vegas at various ages
Now Shipping:  Imploding Kittens How 127 Hours should have ended Every single time the sun goes down for  nap When your house is burning down, you should brush your teeth
How I interpret my beverage options on an airplane How to tell if the weather is going to be a really big deal 4 Reasons to Carry a Shovel At All Times My new book came out today!
The characters of Westworld beautifully reimagined as horses Dear Juicy Fruit Punchline Aliens How to refurbish a pop star
Dear Senator Ted Cruz, I'm going to explain to you how Net Neutrality ACTUALLY works Violence VS hair:  an analysis of Breaking Bad OHMYGOSH go read this link I posted Minor Differences


Browse more comics >>