Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Oil Spill has a nice graphic demonstrating what the amount of oil leaking from BP's Deepwater Horizon well looks like. This comparison really struck home:

"If the Gulf of Mexico - the 7th largest body of water in the world, containing approximately 660 quadrillion gallons of water (that's 660 with 15 zeros) - was represented by Cowboys Stadium in Dallas - the largest domed stadium in the world - how would the spill stack up? In this example, the amount of oil spilled - if the Gulf of Mexico was the size of Cowboys Stadium - would be about the size of a 24 ounce can of beer."

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