Startup: Nine Drops

No, they didn’t drop this truck nine times. This press photo is from the 2009 Guinness World Record setting event where Henkel (inventor of the glue stick) suspended a Ford truck with a Smart Fortwo in the back using just nine drops of off-the-shelf Loctite glue. Total weight was 5.02 tons, or slightly less […]

Geeky Physics, Technostalgia


The pitch drop experiment running at the the University of Queensland, Australia. Image from Wiki

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Sometime in 1927, a Professor Thomas Parnell of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, decided to demonstrate to his students that some materials that appear to be solid at room temperature are actually extremely […]