In the 1970s, BP released Offshore Oil Strike, a board game about the excitement of deep-water drilling. Will you, dad, or grandma be the first to gain $120,000,000 game-winning petro-dollars?
Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa have created a simulation of the potential spread of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill over 360 days. Their hypothetical scenario? All sorts of bad.
The beautiful and crystalline Blue Marble is now the Stained Blue Marble, created using NASA's most spectacular view of Earth and one of the scenarios for the spreading of BP's oil, as simulated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Estimates of how much of BP's oil is gushing into the gulf each day range from 25,000 to 40,000 barrels' worth a day. Here's what the low end of that looks like stacked to the heavens.
Maybe you want to protest BP. Maybe you're just sick of hearing about them. Either way, you can now block all mention of British Petroleum from your internets with a Firefox plug-in... and replace them with mini oil spills.