Back in the day I took some drum lessons from a gentleman named Fred Petry. He’d probably be in his eighties today. Along with being a studio drummer, percussionist, and teacher, he’d also done lots of sound effects for WB back in the day. One afternoon after a lesson, he took me out to the garage and showed me his huge trap case of acoustic noisemakers. Things that clicked, things that clacked, things that clanged. A real timesuck. (Pun not intended at first.)
Business Insider has thought of ten unsolved problems that have stumped engineers for decades. Find a solution for any of these and you’ll be in the money. The list includes wireless power, weather prediction, and perhaps the most obvious: rural, remote internet.
According to votes at the Writers Guild of America, West:
1. The Sopranos
3. The Twilight Zone
4. All in the Family
Take a moment to mentally note your own votes, then check out the full list here.