Chances are, somewhere out there, alternative life forms exist. They probably aren’t little green men. They probably haven’t beamed anyone onto space ships and probed them, but given what we know about the size of the universe and the evolution of life, it seems likely we’re not completely alone. A sizeable chunk of the unidentified life forms are probably single-celled organisms, but in addition, there could well be some species more advanced than us. If there are and they’re waiting to pick up radio frequencies, the first thing they’ll hear is probably Hitler’s voice.
The first extremely powerful broadcast signal the human race ever sent out was probably from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The radio waves were strong enough to reach 41 countries and head into space. Today, they’ve traveled more than seventy-seven light years, and in theory, they’ll continue traveling forever. So, if life forms somewhere else in the universe are listening, they’ll eventually pick it up. At that point, it could be too scrambled to understand, but at least they’ll know intelligent life forms sent it.
In a nutshell, that’s the idea behind the newest effort from V Sauce. Released just two days ago, it’s called “Last Words”, and it examines not only the famous last words of famous people but also the first words we might deliver to another species. It’s utterly fascinating in a V Sauce way, and it’s already attracted more than one million views.
If you feel like watching some more V Sauce, I’ve gone ahead and embedded another video below for your enjoyment. Here’s Are We Ready For Aliens?…
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Mack Rawden is the Editor-In-Chief of CinemaBlend. He first started working at the publication as a writer back in 2007 and has held various jobs at the site in the time since including Managing Editor, Pop Culture Editor and Staff Writer. He now splits his time between working on CinemaBlend’s user experience, helping to plan the site’s editorial direction and writing passionate articles about niche entertainment topics he’s into. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in English (go Hoosiers!) and has been interviewed and quoted in a variety of publications including Digiday. Enthusiastic about Clue, case-of-the-week mysteries, a great wrestling promo and cookies at Disney World. Less enthusiastic about the pricing structure of cable, loud noises and Tuesdays.
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