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The Soothing Autumn Sounds of the Miller’s Millstones

There were no keys to the city, boisterous parades, Nobel prizes, or television interviews for the man who conquered friction. (His call-in to local radio was unrelated.)

Hal Miller’s millstones, which once kept the whole neighbourhood awake, were now silent, and also completely ineffectual.

Too bad NASA never followed up.


This story was based on a title suggested by @ecocd.