The live stream above shows BP's attempt to permanently stop the flow of oil by piling on a bunch of mud and cement over the gusher - also known as a static kill. Let's grab some popcorn and figure out what'll go wrong this time. Another malfunctioning robot? More lightning strikes? An angry Kevin Costner? [Huffington Post]
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You can't make this s*^& up. Or can you?