Last year's Gulf Oil Spill released 205 million gallons of oil — such a huge amount, it's hard to get your mind around. To help conceptualize it, Chris Harmon created this amazing animated infographic.

I don't know what's more mind-blowing: the sheer amount of stuff we make from oil, or the fact that even without the spill, that quantity of oil still would have led to massive amounts of environmental destruction. [via Brain Pickings]