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October 16, 2009

Slow day?

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1255737599 ) Play

Identify experiment:

Hint: It gained fame/infamy in 2005.

Cracked by Raghuvansh , arun , Logik , krudebox , quaziluffy , Wasi Manazir , Rogi , xtremevarun , xtremevarun , udupendra , Martin , shenoyvarun86 , abhijeet , emrohit , achyuth , abhishek chakraborty , malcaluffin , byslexia , AC and sidsen

Answer:

The Pitch Drop Experiment, which measured the viscosity of a drop of tar by letting it “drip” over a long period of time. It won the igNobel award in 2005.


20 Responses to “Slow day?”

  1. Raghuvansh
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    The pitch drop experiment


  2. arun

    The pitch drop experiment from New Zealand. Estimation of viscosity of seemingly solid substances.


  3. Logik
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    muhahaha, foraging through igNobel goodies, are we?

    The Pitch-drop experiment, to measure the viscosity of seemingly solid stuff like bitumen, where a drop falls every few years.
    Won the ignobel for physics in 2005, hence the fame/infamy. The 8th drop fell in 2000. Yay.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitch_drop_experiment


  4. krudebox
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    The pitch drop experiment.
    Quoting Wiki
    The pitch drop experiment is a long-term experiment which measures the flow of a piece of pitch over many years. Pitch is the name for any of a number of highly viscous liquids which appear solid.

    Its creators received the Ig Nobel Prize in 2005.


  5. quaziluffy

    Pitch drop exp


  6. Wasi Manazir

    pitch drop experiment


  7. Rogi
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    The pitch drop experiment.


  8. xtremevarun

    viscosity of pitch experiment, pitch viscosity = 230 billion times of water


  9. xtremevarun

    ok pitch drop experminent


  10. udupendra
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    Pitch Drop Experiment


  11. It was an experiment to find out the viscosity of Tar. There was a whole lot of Brouhaha over a drop which fell after a couple of years.


  12. Pitch drop experiment!


  13. abhijeet

    Pitch drop experiment


  14. emrohit

    The pitch drop experiment.

    http://www.smp.uq.edu.au/pitch/


  15. Pitch Drop Experiment.


  16. abhishek chakraborty

    pitch drop experiment to measure viscosity


  17. malcaluffin

    pitch drop experiment..


  18. byslexia

    the tar-blob experiment. it won the ig-nobel prize in 2005


  19. AC

    Pitch drop experiment – the longest running exp!


  20. sidsen
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    how slow could a pitch drop drop if a pitch drop could drop slow


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