You guys know about the pitch drop experiment?
So in 1927 this professor did a demonstration to his students that a material that seems solid (pitch) is actually just a super viscious liquid.
He put this chunk of what seems like rock into a funnel
and waited for it to drip out.
finally 8 years later
But nobody is around to see it, so they wait again.
Another 8-10 years they wait. It finally drips, but everyone misses it because it takes somewhere from 6-14 years to drip, so being at that exact moment is kind of hard to do.
So far it has dripped 8 times in the past 8 years. Nobody has seen it.
The last time they had cameras set up but they all failed. Now it’s getting close to the ninth drip again.
There are webcams up in the room, and dozens of nerds around the globe watching to see if they can catch it happen live.
Good luck catching it.