This thread is for ideas for stopping the Gulf oil spill. →
[More:]Listening to the news this morning, I felt like I was listening to crazy schemes from cartoon sci-fi or something, as if the Speed Racer crew were engineering the cleanup. "First, we tried lowering a GIANT DOME over the oil spill. Then it was GIANT FUNNEL. Today we're blasting the tube full of GOLF BALLS AND SHREDDED TIRES. Tonight we're going to try FITTING IT WITH A DIAPHRAGM-LIKE 'TOP HAT'."
Hell, we're no engineers, but hey, we can come up with nutty space-age ideas for stopping the leak (actually a gusher).
Here are some of mine:
- Stuff WORLD'S LARGEST POTATO
- Cover tube with thousands of balls of SILLY PUTTY
- Use mile-high CRAZY STRAW
to reroute gushing oil into an onshore tank
-Sprinkle iron filings into oil and pick it all up with an ENORMOUS MAGNET