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Well, we could always nuke it closed…

From Russia with (tough) love: TrueSlant translates best-selling Russian newspaper Komsomoloskaya Pravda as they remind us that back in the Soviet era they used nuclear blasts to seal off oil leaks much like the one currently making a mess of the Gulf of Mexico [via SlashDot]. Five times, in fact… and only one of those five attempts failed. With odds like that, we’d be crazy not to consider it, right?

Some days I wonder how it is we’ve survived quite so long as a species.