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!