Scott just put up an incredibly interesting breakdown of the step-by-step process used for cleaning birds affected by the oil spill. If you care about the environment (or are just pretending to care, because that’s what’s “in” right now), you should read it and Twitter it to all of your Facebook friends on Foursquare.
I am curious though, to learn who figured out that putting vegetable oil on top of other oil would help clean these birds. I imagine it went a little something like this…
Scientist 1: This bird is covered in oil! What should we do!?
Scientist 2: (sarcastically) I don’t know, genius. Why don’t we cover it in more oil?
Scientist 1: It worked! This bird is saved!
Scientist 2: (collects Nobel Prize)
[How To: Clean A Pelican]