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The ‘Pitch Drop’ experiment is one for the generations

By Eileen De Guire / February 3, 2012

Screenshot from live webcam of the “Pitch Drop Experiment” at the University of Queensland in Australia. The experiment, begun in 1927, demonstrates the fluid nature of tar pitch at room temperature. Credit: U. Queensland, Australia. Would you start an experiment that took three years to set up, yielded it’s first result eight years later and…

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