今天在作科學議題聽力的訓練的時候,有一則關於世界上的第一個義肢,是大約在西元前約六百到一千年前,埃及人所發明的義腳指的Lecture ,聽到一半突然響起了一首老歌 Walk Like an Egyptian(美國人真的很妙,什麼沈悶的鬼議題都可以找到主題曲)

 

查了一下居然是1986年女子團體 The Bangles (他們就是紅遍天的Eternal Flame的原唱喔)的No.1 Hitㄟ,雖然我第一次聽,覺得很Cute的一首歌,趕快跟大家分享一下,下次撲街就這樣走路,如何?!褲翻

 

 

Walk Like an Egyptian - Bangles

All the old paintings on the tomb
They do the sand dance, don'cha know?
If they move too quick (Oh-Way-Oh)
They're falling down like a domino

And the bazaar man by the Nile
He got the money on a bet
For the crocodiles (Oh-Way-Oh)
They snap their teeth on a cigarette

Foreign types with their hookah pipes sing:
Way-oh-way-oh-way-ooo-aaa-ooo...
Walk like an Egyptian.

The blonde waitresses take their trays
Spin around and they cross the floor
They've got the moves (Oh-Way-Oh)
You drop your drink then they bring you more

All the school kids so sick of books
They like the punk and the metal band
When the buzzer rings (Oh-Way-Oh)
They're walking like an Egyptian

All the kids in the marketplace say:
Way-oh-way-oh-way-ooo-aaa-ooo...
Walk like an Egyptian.

Line your feet astreet, bend your back,
Shift your arm, then you pull a clock
Like Sergeant O (Oh-Way-Oh)
So strike a pose on a Cadillac

If you want to find all the cops,
They're hanging out in the donut shop.
They sing and dance (Oh-Way-Oh)
They spin their clock and cruise on down the block

All the Japanese with their Yen
The party boys call the Kremlin
The Chinese know (Oh-Way-Oh)
They walk along like Egyptians

All the cops in the donut shops say:
Way-oh-way-oh-way-ooo-aaa-ooo...
Walk like an Egyptian
Walk like an Egyptian


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Mummy's False Toe May Have Been Functional Prosthetic

The earliest known practical prothesis is an artificial leg dating back to 300 BC.  But British researchers are checking out a significantly older wood and leather fake toe found still attached to its mummy in the Cairo Museum.  They want to see if it served more than a cosmetic purpose and perhaps was important in helping its owner,  ya know: (Walk Like An Egyptian Music.)  Sorry.  The mummy has been informally dubbed#Toe-tankhamun.  Sorry again.  What*s particularly interesting about the false toe is that it*s articulated, and it shows signs of wear.  So it may indeed have helped the woman who wore it walk better.  And it dates from somewhere between 600 and 1000 BC, making it older than the so-called Roman Capua leg, which was made of bronze and survived the Punic Wars, but didn*t make it through World War II.  The leg was destroyed during the bombing of London.  Anyway, scientists have made an exact duplicate of the mummy*s digit to test on volunteers who are missing a right big toe, to see whether it*s really functional.  That research is afoot.

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