THE PITCH DROPPED

Guys. It finally happened.

The longest running experiment of all time, The Pitch Drop, started in 1944 at Trinity College (Dublin), was finally witnessed in action.

The pitch dropped. And a camera caught it.

Tar pitch, a viscous, carboniferous substance, can be smashed with a hammer but if left alone over time will flow like a liquid. For sixty nine years, a wad of pitch as been dripping (at least once a decade) from a funnel, in a closet, in Dublin, Ireland. Last Thursday, the split-second drop was finally witnessed by technology and everyone who was watching the in-lab webcam.

Read about this glorious moment in science history at The Atlantic Magainze!

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