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Drop Tower

In Germany there stands a 475-foot tower just for dropping things. Geoff Manaugh for Gizmodo:

Intent on learning more about the “behavior of the upside-down swimming catfish at high-quality microgravity,” as they write in their later paper, Anken and Hilbig realized that, because the species is already known for swimming upside-down and successfully functioning in a state of spatial disorientation, it made an excellent candidate for the drop tower.