On March 15, 2009, a heroic winged mammal hitched a ride on the Discovery space shuttle and decided to go where no bat has gone before. Unfortunately, NASA was not equipped with tiny space suits, helmets and other equipment for their unexpected visitor, and he died some time after arriving in Earth's upper atmosphere. NEVAR FORGET.
With that, the bat managed to accomplish more than anything your basement dwelling ass could ever hope to, and became an Internets phenomenon complete with shoops, JewTube tributes, and even his own website. Kinda makes you want to reevaluate your whole life, huh?
Space Bat Gallery
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Bad things that happen to animals