Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How to Get the Oil out of the Gulf

I love people who spend their days solving problems—like the two guys in this video. They demonstrate an unbelievably simple way to mop up the oil that's already escaped from the damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico, keeping it from fouling the beaches. Are there problems with their idea? Perhaps—but it sounds better than anything else I've heard. Guys like this are often laughed at by "scientists" because they wear overalls and "talk funny." But I love these guys and others like them—solving problems simply. (They don't say in this video, but it's important to remember that oil is lighter than water and floats on the surface of the ocean, making their system workable.) (Thanks to Daniel for the heads-up on this video, apparently first published on the Huffington Post this week.)


  1. Priscilla SoleilMay 13, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    "But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise"...I Corinthians 1:27 KJV...(smile). Blessings!