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A pitch for the pitch drop experiment

The University of Queensland invites you try to play a tiny but historic part in their Ig Nobel Prize-winning (physics, 2005) experiment:

The Pitch Drop is the world’s longest running lab experiment. Many believe it’s also the most boring. But in its 86 years, no one has seen a Pitch Drop fall.

Now the 9th drop is set to go and anyone watching has a chance at history….

The Ninth Watch is dedicated to Professor John Mainstone, who was Pitch Drop custodian for 52 years until he died in August without seeing a drop fall…. Professor Andrew White is the Pitch Drop’s new custodian.

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