The Great Peshtigo Fire

The Great Peshtigo Fire

Transcript The greatest fire in American history, in terms of loss of life, occurred in the town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin in 1871.  Most people haven’t heard of it, and even people who live in the region today aren’t aware of the disaster which happened in their own backyard.  150 years later, there is speculation that …

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The Pitch Drop Experiment

The Pitch Drop Experiment

Transcript In 1927, Professor Thomas Parnell of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia created an experiment to demonstrate to his students the concept of viscosity and how some substances which appear to be solids are actually liquids.  That experiment is still running 90 years later.  Learn more about the Pitch Drop Experiment, the world’s …

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