All the Weird Things That Are Supposed to Fix the Oil SpillS

Oil has been pouring into the Gulf of Mexico for weeks, and nobody seems to know how to stop it. Here is a long list of methods that have been floated for how to stop the plague of oil.

• Robot carrying a giant box (failed)
• Robot carrying a giant top hat (failed)
Human hair
Hay blower
Alpaca fleece
Nuclear bomb
Holocaust of birds
Methanol
Underwater robots with a tube
Ice
Pantyhose
Peat moss
• Siphon
Corral
Build an island to block it
Soak it up with garbage
Plug the hole up with garbage
Golf balls
Pelt it with mud
Woodchips
Fire
Dish soap
Kevin Costner
Centrifuges
Vacuum-sealed underwater dome
• Ignore (failed)

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