Today on Planet 100: Is the Oil Spill Energy's 9/11 (Video)
Today, on Planet 100, President Obama compares the Gulf oil spill to 9/11, a car is propelled by a foamy mix of Coke and Mentos, and new research indicates that the earth could be 120 million years younger than previously thought.The Oil Spill Compared to 9/11
President Obama has likened the disastrous spill in the Gulf of Mexico to the September 11 attacks in it's affect on the American psyche.
In an interview with Politico.com, Obama stated that in the same way 9/11 shaped foreign policy, the oil disaster will shape how we think about the environment and energy for years to come. He hopes to boldly move forward to give us the kind of future-oriented, visionary energy policy that we desperately need.
The President is currently on a two-day visit to the oil affected areas, which is still reeling from the worst environmental disaster in US history.
Coke + Mentos
The BP oil fiasco serves as a good reminder to wean ourselves off our oil addiction and to power our cars with...coke and mentos?!
The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car—or EepyBird—is the brainchild of two smart and camera savvy scientists Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz. The duo capitalized on the explosive combination of 108 bottles of Coke Zero (with 648 Mentos mints to power their Eepy Bird car 211 feet, setting a new world record for coke/mentos powered vehicles.
Sure it left a messy wake, but let's face it, it's easier to clean up than oil.
Via: IT Grunts
Earth's Real Age
Nobody likes having their age wrongly estimated and the earth is no exception. New research indicates that our planet and its moon are approximately 120 million years younger then previously assumed, forming 4.4 billion years ago when two giant planets collided in the span of a single day!