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A recent UCLA study finds certain bacteria are using Batman-style grappling hooks to move through a surface before they develop the goopy biolfim which sticks them to their environment. We decided to take a look at what icky bacteria and the Dark Knight have in common.

In a study published online the week of the July 17 2011 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, UCLA researches announced the discovery of certain bacteria’s use of a “Batman” like grappling hook to move over surfaces.

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