The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, the BP oil disaster, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the Macondo blowout) was an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect, considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. Following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which claimed 11 lives, a sea-floor oil gusher flowed unabated for three months in 2010. The gushing wellhead was not capped until after 87 days, on 15 July 2010. The total discharge is estimated at 4.9 million barrels (210 million US gal; 780,000 m3).
A massive response ensued to protect beaches, wetlands, and estuaries from the spreading oil, using skimmer ships, floating boom, controlled burns, and 1.84 million US gallons (7,000 m3) of Corexit oil dispersant. After several failed efforts to contain the flow, the well was capped and declared sealed on 19 September 2010. However, the months of spill, along with response and cleanup activities, caused extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats and the Gulf’s fishing and tourism industries, as well as human health problems. Environmental and health consequences are continuing, with study and investigation ongoing. Some reports indicate the well site may be continuing to leak.
One of my interest is space. Pretty much anything to do with the universe. One of those things the Space Shuttle. I have seen just about every video I could find. This the first video I have seen that shows just how awesome the Shuttle was. It gives you a sense of scale and speed. It is the only video I know of that has a moving shot from the ground as the Shuttle is in flight.
As a side note, Lucky Charms have been around since 1967 and marshmallows make up over 25% of it. If you really like the marshmallows you can buy 95LB’S of them with free shipping! Also each marshmallow has it’s own special meaning.
Hearts – power to bring things to life
Shooting Stars – power to fly
Horseshoes – power to speed things up
Clovers – luck, but you will never know what kind of luck you’ll get
Blue Moons – power of invisibility
Rainbows – instantaneous travel from place to place
Balloons – power to make things float
Hourglass – power to control time
Maybe they should change the Leprechaun for Doctor Who.