On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show off talking about how recently Egypt has unearthed a city more than 7,000 years old and a cemetery dating back to its first dynasty in the southern province of Sohag, the antiquities ministry has said. The find could be a boon for Egypt’s ailing tourism industry, which has suffered a series of setbacks since the uprising that toppled the autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, but remains a vital source of foreign currency. The city is likely to have housed high-ranking officials and grave builders. Its discovery may yield new insights into Abydos, one of the oldest cities in ancient Egypt, the ministry said in a statement. Experts say Abydos was Egypt’s capital towards the end of the predynastic period and during the rule of the first four dynasties. The discovery was made 400 metres away from the temple of Seti I, a New Kingdom period memorial across the Nile from present day Luxor.
Then, space is still the final frontier, and as NASA scientists prepare to try and venture further into the solar system than humans have ever gone before there’s a very important issue they want to solve — how to poop, pee and be on your period in space, without having to use a space diaper. That’s right, astronauts have always looked cool in their super space gear as they prepared to be blasted into orbit, but all the while, every single astronaut has been stuck wearing a diaper during launches and landings. (When they reach space there are specially designed waste collection systems to use and of course on Earth there are gas station bathrooms galore.) This gets even more gross when you consider that astronauts often have to spend up to 10 hours in their spacesuits as they wait for the launch or prepare for re-entry, so they definitely have to use those diapers at some point. However, now NASA officials are trying to come up with a way to finally ditch the diaper, and they’re asking for the public’s help with the crowdsourced “space poop challenge” which is exactly what it sounds like — NASA wants you to help them figure out astronauts can do their business in space.
Then, Japanese businesses are finding they need to deal with increasing numbers of foreign visitors to Japan, and Panasonic thinks it has the answer: a megaphone that translates the user’s voices into multiple languages. The Megahonyaku, which is a reasonably good pun on the Japanese words for “megaphone” and “translation,” listens for Japanese input and plays back phrases in English, Chinese, and Korean. Then, Kyle brings up and unusual sighting a woman named Victoria D had one night while her and some friends drove through Cannock Chase, UK. They saw what appeared to be a large werewolf like creature.
After the break, Kyle brings up some lesser known alien abductions. Thanks for listening to Expanded Perspectives have a great week!
- Egypt Unearths 7,000 Year Old Lost City
- NASA Launches the Space Pool Challenge
- This Panasonic Megaphone Automatically Translates Commands Into Multiple Languages
- Red Eyed Beast in Cannock Chase
- Ozark Mountain UFO Conference 2017
All music for Expanded Perspectives is provided by Pretty Lights. Purchase, Download and Donate at www.prettylightsmusic.com.
- Pretty Lights vs. Led Zeppelin
- Reel 11 Break 2
- Aimin At Your Head
- Lost And Found