There is a very exciting experiement going on right now, that requires a lot of patience and you can watch it live for free:
And get some more info either on that website or here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitch_drop_experiment
What is exciting about it is that it seems to have proven all previous models about the viscosity of tar pitch wrong and that we may need a few more drops to find out how the viscosity of it actually is. The relevance is that under/in the earth's crust, there are apparently similar fluids/plates, which also influence tectonic movements and so on. So by learning about the viscosity of tar pitch, we can learn more about how our planet works as well.
It is also a reminder that some things in life need time.