This oil spill is truly tragic. Millions of gallons of crude are spilling into the ocean affecting a rich fishery and coastal marsh region that provides a home to countless wildlife species, including many you and I enjoy to hunt each fall. When will this tragedy end and what are the future implications for the environment? It's almost too scary to contemplate.
Let's pray workers are able to put a lid on this mess soon.
Nobody really has any real answers. We need oil until we find a viable energy alternative and we need to find that oil as much as possible at home to avoid going to bed with foreign countries of questionable integrity.
Fortunately two "out-of-the-box" thinkers, Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, have come up with an answer to our energy needs. You might remember these guys from YouTube when they mixed Mentos candy with diet cola. The result was an explosive chemical reaction. Now the dynamic duo has created a bike fueled by this same chemical combination.
Powered by a piston, the bike runs by dumping diet cola over hundreds of Mentos candies. The result: The bike moved a measured 220 feet and the team called the contraption "The Fizzy and The Furious."
As a hunter who travels nearly 15,000 miles a year on hunts I might have to hold off on purchasing the candy-powered bike for now. Although the bike has its negatives like only getting you down the block, look at the positives.
You'll never be thirsty, you'll be slimmer by switching to diet cola and you'll always have fresh breath. You might want to look into buying stock in Mentos and Diet Coke. That's my tip for the week.
I'm not sure, but maybe we're out of Mentos?