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World’s longest-running experiment now with webcam

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posted on May, 13 2012 @ 08:29 AM
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I don't care about starving children in Africa, im busy watching tar drip!




posted on May, 13 2012 @ 08:40 AM
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Oh wow, a thread about something from Australia actually gets views...not to often this happens.

In other news, thanks for the thread op, should be interesting to watch


Someone get me the popcorn, it'll be a while





posted on May, 13 2012 @ 09:19 AM
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100 billion times more viscous than water!


thats hardcore



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 09:32 AM
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I wonder if the experiment gets paid by the drip or the hour? I would guess the hour...

edit on 13/5/12 by LightSpeedDriver because: Correction



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 10:11 AM
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Originally posted by artistpoet
This thread could end up running even longer the 2012 doom threads
Hey thats it it will drip 21st Dec 2012............. I bet my bottom dollar on it
edit on 12-5-2012 by artistpoet because: (no reason given)

Ya know that would be my luck. I would be out celebrating my birthday when the big show happens.

What exactly is this teaching the people continuing this experiment?



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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They should place a clock in the background though, it just looks like a still image


This would help
Apparently you can see students milling about during the week

Cran



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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Just checking into this thread to click on webcam link to see if it has dripped yet
......................................Oh OK maybe tomorrow



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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reply to post by Mianeye
 


Lol, you're too cute.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 10:00 AM
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Worlds longest running experiment?

pfffft.......buddy, WE are the worlds longest running experiment.

And we've been on camera for awhile, just look at all the dang "reality" shows.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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Call me silly.....but, if the pitch froze in 3 years...and they cut the tip it was contained in, and it began the "drip" process....don't you think the "drip" would be frozen, by now; after 85 years? Has the pitch moved AT ALL, during those years? Have they even tested to see if it's still wet? Who's got a blow torch, to speed up the process???



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:34 PM
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Even glass has viscosity.
I cant remember where I saw the study, but researchers went around to REALLY old buildings and measured the thickness of the glass at the top versus the bottom thickness and they found that the glass was thicker at the bottom.

So even your windows are flowing....just very very slowly.

edit on 17-5-2012 by Talltexxxan because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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that picture makes it look like it doesn't drip at all, but rather just flow out slowly, steadily in a continuous stream.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 07:37 PM
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Originally posted by PutAQuarterIn

Originally posted by artistpoet
This thread could end up running even longer the 2012 doom threads
Hey thats it it will drip 21st Dec 2012............. I bet my bottom dollar on it
edit on 12-5-2012 by artistpoet because: (no reason given)

Ya know that would be my luck. I would be out celebrating my birthday when the big show happens.

What exactly is this teaching the people continuing this experiment?


Patience is a virtue? ...I'm just not that virtuous!!



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 07:57 PM
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Well, If it is "live"..
The young male sitting next to/in front of the case right now is one of thee most slow moving humans ever!
(maybe he is the pitch manifested into human form?) lol

Anyway, Had this 'webcam' up for the last 5 minutes..
and this human hasn't moved once.



Edit~ Still-hasn't-moved.......... lol





Has this dude been here the whole day?
Did you guys see him when you looked at the webcam? lol
Maybe it just freezes whoever gets to close to it.... In 12 years, this guy might also move!


ETA: 10-15 minutes later he is finally gone!

edit on 17-5-2012 by Ahmose because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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The image you posted is not the same as the one in the OP, so no. No one noticed. Because it is a different picture.

And I doubt anyone is watching the live cam of tar drip; at least i seriously hope not.
edit on 17-5-2012 by Threadfall because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 06:28 AM
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Hey this is at my Uni! Its in the physics building,I saw it while waiting for my lecture to start.

I gotta admit I gave the glass cabinet a bit of a knock in hopes I would be the one to witness it, but alas, it'll probably be some web hermit who gets the honor.



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 06:43 AM
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Your right about glass having a viscosity, but not about the windows. The reason for the old windows being thicker at the bottom is the method of making windows at the time was far from perfect so most were uneven, then as they were installing them they put the thick side at the bottom.

The time it would take for glass to flow like in the cathedral windows (ie. "relaxation time") is many times longer than the age of the universe.



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 09:58 PM
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Oddly, the live video has a girl sitting there with her thumb on her iphone(?) and chewing her nails on the other hand.

I paused the cam, and restarted it, but she doesn't move...

Oh well, ...

ETA: Oh, she is gone now. Had to refresh the webpage tho...

edit on 20-5-2012 by ByteChanger because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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awww mannn, I saw a new post and was really hoping it was news that it had dropped!!
Can't believe I got so excited about a glob



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 10:05 PM
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Originally posted by polarwarrior
reply to post by Talltexxxan
 


Your right about glass having a viscosity, but not about the windows. The reason for the old windows being thicker at the bottom is the method of making windows at the time was far from perfect so most were uneven, then as they were installing them they put the thick side at the bottom.

The time it would take for glass to flow like in the cathedral windows (ie. "relaxation time") is many times longer than the age of the universe.


oh cool, that kinda makes sense, so they aren't top-heavy. Thanks!



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