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 map shows the distribution of oil rigs and pipelines as compared to the growth of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Red dots are drilling platforms, black lines are pipelines. Anyone else a little freaked out? [ESRI via Infrastructurist]
The Ford Ranger, one of the oldest vehicles currently in production, is slated for termination. That didn't stop It from outselling Dearborn's recently facelifted Mustang and these nine other vehicles last month. The Ranger's last major update? 2001. Wow. [PickupTrucks.com]
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]