Drip, Drop, Drip, Drop… 80 years later.

In the year 1927,  Professor Thomas Parnell of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia began a ‘pitch drop’ experiment, to measure the viscosity of pitch. Since then, 8 drops have fallen, and a 9th drop is expected to fall in 2013. The 8th drop fell in the year 2000, and should have been caught […]

A Long Lasting Battery

The ‘Oxford Electric Bell‘ has been ringing, perhaps inaudibly, for 172 years, or since the year 1840. Due to the usage of electrostatic forces, and the tall ‘dry pile’ batteries on the top of each bell, the experiment has been able to continue without intervention. It has been estimated that the ‘clapper’, or small round […]