Golf balls fail to stop Deepwater Horizon leak

BP announced today that the golf balls - used in the "send junk into the water and see what happens strategy" - have officially failed to stop the Deepwater Horizon leak.

CNN has the full story here. The basics: golf balls were employed because of their high resistance to pressure (as they can withstand the force of the golf club's strike many times). Combined with shredded tires and fired toward the leak, the spill has continued.

Scientists claim that the problem with this technique (which has apparently succeeded with less catastrophic disasters) was the depth of the leak.

No word yet on the brand of golf ball that was dumped into the Gulf of Mexico.

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