Since 1930, there has been a science experiment that basically does nothing. Seriously. Scientists watch as a solid—that's actually a liquid 230 billion times more viscous than water—drips down a glass container. But that takes time. A lot of time with a whole lot of nothing. For the past 84 years, the blob of tar has…
Late last month, Professor John Mainstone, who for more than half a century oversaw the University of Queensland, Australia's famous Pitch Drop experiment, passed away. Science cartoonist Maki Naro's tribute to the late scientist is just perfect.
You guys. YOU GUYS. HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS IT FINALLY HAPPENED. After decades of observation, the climax of one of the longest running experiments in history has finally been captured on video. The pitch! It has dropped!