BP's "top kill" plan for fixing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill involves enormous ships, a mile of undersea piping, and a 30,000-hp mud pump. How does it work? Let's find out. UPDATE: Live footage of the process!
This colorful graphic shows America's relative gas consumption per capita. New York is low, Wyoming is high, and Texas looks even bigger in red. Neat! [Infrastructurist]
On a per-passenger basis, the average SUV uses more fuel than a Boeing 737, an Amtrak train, and the average bus combined. Also, 40 Burger King Whoppers hold as much energy as one gallon of gas. Click to enlarge. [Good.is]
Odd question to ask, right? But judging by the numbers, yes. Is that all there is to it?