1000wd_414_batsallfolks

  • Season 3
  • Aired 07/25/2011
  • 13,951 Views

A crazy ex-girlfriend dies in a chimney.

SAY HELLO TO DUTCH.

- [coughing]

narrator: AND YOU BETTER HURRY,

BECAUSE DUTCH IS DYINGIN A RATTY ROOM

IN JINAN, CHINA.

TWO WEEKS AGO,THIS ANTIQUITIES TRADER,

A.K.A. TOMB RAIDER,

AND HIS SIDEKICK KIMSTRUCK GOLD:

A 1,000-YEAR-OLDJIN DYNASTY WARRIOR STATUE.

IT COULD FETCH A MILLION

ON THE ANTIQUITIESBLACK MARKET.

- CULTURAL PATRIMONY--THE OBJECTS THEMSELVES

BELONG TO THE COUNTRYIN WHICH THEY'RE FOUND.

LOOTERS ARE JUSTRIPPING IT OUT OF THE GROUND

AND SELLING IT,FROM THE MOST SIMPLE OBJECTS

LIKE LITTLEBLACK AND WHITE POTS

IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST,

TO TOMBSIN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS.

IT'S RAMPANT WHEREVERTHERE ARE MATERIAL OBJECTS

AND THERE'S A DEMANDFOR THE OBJECTS.

narrator: DUTCHDIDN'T BELIEVE IN CURSES.

HE BELIEVED IN PURSES.

- LOOK AT THAT.

narrator: TWO WEEKS LATER,DUTCH WAS DYING,

AND IT WASN'TFROM ANY CURSE.

LEAVING THE CAVE,THE THIEVES SUDDENLY REALIZED

THEY HAD COMPANY.

- BATS!

- [yelling in native language]

LET'S GET OUT OF HERE!

narrator:DUTCH GOT THE STATUE,

AND A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRAFROM THE BATS:

THE SARS VIRUS.

- IN 2005,WHEN THE SARS EPIDEMIC

BROKE OUT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA,

THE HORSESHOE BATSWERE CLASSIFIED

AS A NATURAL RESERVOIR,

WHICH MEANS THAT VIRUSIS WITH THE BATS AT ALL TIMES.

AND IT DOESN'T KILL THE BAT,BUT WHAT IT DOES DO,

IT JUMPS SPECIES TO SPECIES.

SO IT JUMPED FROM THE BATTO HUMANS.

AND IT KILLED HUMANS.

IT WAS REAL SEVERE.

narrator: WHEN THE BATBIT INTO DUTCH,

THE SARS VIRUSENTERED HIS BLOODSTREAM.

IT ATTACKED HIS LUNGS,

SHUTTING DOWNTHE ALVEOLI,

THE TINY SACSIN THE LUNGS

THAT EXCHANGE OXYGENFOR CO2.

THE LUNGS COLLAPSED,FILLED WITH BLOOD.

AND THEN DUTCHWAS A GONER.

DUTCH CHOSE THE LIFEOF A TOMB RAIDER.

BUT IN THE END,HE GOT JONESED.

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