Sometimes, we learn more from our mistakes than our successes. Like that time that we found out the next-door neighbor's cat does not like tummy scritches. Or that time that a couple of guys accidentally upended some of the fundamental laws of physics. The Michelson-Morley experiment was supposed to be a piece of cake, but instead, it changed basically everything.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas November 30, 2018
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