Nature News – Bats in the Belfry

Bats in the Belfry The phrase “bats in the belfry” was first uttered by a clever writer in 1899 as he humorously described a chaotic scene from an opera. It was picked up by other writers, re-used to indicate insanity or nuttiness and a new idiom was born, still in use today. Bats actually do [...]