publication date: Thursday, July 28, 2011 (part of Summer 2011)

category: Science

clue: French physicist known for dangling his invention over a pit in the floor

explanation: Foucault invented a large pendulum that demonstrated effects of the Earth's rotation. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, and Elaine Beckland

trivia: This goo was inspired by The Pit and the Pendulum.

Poe-pourri: Once upon a midnight dreary, after you ponder weak and weary, the answers to these five goos inspired by the most famous works of Edgar Allan Poe will be revealed. 'Tis that the answer, tapping at your chamber door?

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