Sunday, June 06, 2010

How many gallons in a barrel? And Neeko's Joke!

We are so happy that BP was able to install a temporary solution to the Gulf of Mexico oil leak. On June 5th, they recovered 10,500 barrels of oil and flared 22,000,000 cubic feet of gas. Flaring means the process of burning waste gases from the production of fossil fuels, chemical plants, or landfills, usually it's methane.

Here's an interesting piece of information. A lot of reports refer to the number of barrels spilled or contained, while other reports refer to gallons. There are 42 gallons in a barrel (in most instances, with some exception), so if you're looking at 10,500 barrels of oil being recovered, you are looking at over 441,000 gallons.

A cubic meter is 35.3 cubic feet, or 3.1 cubic yards. A cubic meter is also 1000 liters. Using me as an example, I guess it would take 35 of me, including my tail, to fill a box that is a cubic meter AND leave me room to wag and breathe. Get the picture?

Quiz: How many cubic meters of gas were flared on June 5th?

(hee hee hee...don't you just love surprise tests?)



PS - Here's Neeko's joke for the day:

~The Top Ten Differences Between Cats & Dogs:
10. Dogs come when you call them. Cats take a message and get back to you when they are good and ready.
9. Dogs will let you give them a bath without taking out a contract on your life.
8. Dogs will bark to wake you up if the house is on fire. Cats will quietly sneak out the back door.
7. Dogs will bring you your slippers or the evening newspaper. Cats might bring you a dead mouse.
6. Dogs will play Frisbee with you all afternoon. Cats will take a three-hour nap.
5. Dogs will sit on the car seat next to you. Cats have to have their own private box or they will not go at all.
4. Dogs will greet you and lick your face when you come home from work. Cats will be mad that you went to work at all.
3. Dogs will sit, lie down, and heel on command. Cats will smirk and walk away.
2. Dogs will tilt their heads and listen whenever you talk. Cats will yawn and close their eyes.
1. Dogs will give you unconditional love forever. Cats will make you pay for every mistake you've ever made since the day you were born.~

And here's Neeko:

PPS - Hi, Theresa from Kerkhoven. Me and Sophie were talking about getting our nails done together, a "pawdicure", if you will. Maybe in August?

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