The Mountain That Swallows People

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On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show off talking about how a person recently reported to Lon Strickler over at Phantoms and Monsters about a Gollum like creature they witnessed one night feeding on their horse. Then, two more sightings of this black, bat winged entity has been seen in the Little Village area of Chicago. Then, a robot inspired by a hitchhiking fish can cling to surfaces underwater with a force 340 times its own weight. The new bot was inspired by the remora, fish that cling to larger marine animals like sharks and whales, feeding off their hosts’ dead skin and feces. Remora fish do this with a specially adapted fin on their undersides called a suction disc, which consists of a soft, circular “lip” and linear rows of tissue called lamellae. The lamellae sport tiny, needle-like spinules. The remora can use tiny muscles around the disc to change its shape to suction itself to the host; the spinules then provide major gripping power by adding friction to the equation. After the break Cam brings up some unusual anomalies on and around a mysterious mountain in Africa. All of this and more on this weeks installment of Expanded Perspectives. 

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Songs Used:

  • Pretty Lights vs. Led Zeppelin
  • Understand Me Now
  • Can’t Stop Me Now
  • Sweet Long Life