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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

The superorder Batoidea, commonly known as "rays", is full of stingy cuties. The bat ray (Myliobatis californica) is especially adorable, and tragically underrated. This week on Animals Are Good, we're highlighting these happy little sea flaps and their unusual eating habits.

If you read Stellaluna as a child, chances are, you like bats. Who wouldn't? These nocturnal cuties are full of cuddles. Sadly, they're also teeming with disease. While we understand the impulse to snuggle a bat, it'd be in their best interest -- and ours -- if humans just left them alone.