These numbers are just crazy!

I was looking at one of many websites I go to daily and found this really cool picture. It (the first picture) is of 8,000 42-gallon oil barrels. Which is the amount of oil consumed in the United States every two minutes. Crazy, huh?
The second picture is the first one zoomed to see the detail at actual print size.
There are more things like this here, and you will be amazed at just how much we use in such a small amount of time. Well it isn't just stuff we use, but most of it is.
I never would have thought the United States would use 2 million plastic bottles every five minutes.

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Wasagi8 years ago
Man, plastic water bottles are destroying the environment. They ship plastic halfway across the world to make bottles, then they ship the water halfway across the world, then they ship the filled water bottles halfway across the world again, and then the bottles are often just thrown away. Additionally, alot of the plastic can't be recycled, including the caps, and these companies are charging us for this effort to destroy the world, but we could just go to a water fountain. The even more ridiculous thing is that if we all just got reusable bottles, so much less waste would be produced.
Sunbanks (author)  Wasagi8 years ago
I got a new reusable water bottle last week :D Sadly though our well water isn't good for drinking. I think we should get some kind of filter that you put on the tap or something like that. I think it's kinda dumb plastic water bottle caps can't be recycled.
Wasagi Sunbanks8 years ago
I take any excuse I can to rant... I assume that there's a bunch of filters available for that kind of thing. They just probably aren't ment to be attached to wells... Hmm.....
Sunbanks (author)  Wasagi8 years ago
Yeah I've talked to my mom about getting one that goes on the tap
gmjhowe8 years ago
The silly thing is, if america set to work trying to seriously move away from oil. The whole world would have to follow.
Sunbanks (author)  gmjhowe8 years ago
It would be amazing if we no longer used so much oil. I can't imagine that ever happening though...
You should read 'The Last Question'

Its a great view on the whole thing.
Sunbanks (author)  gmjhowe8 years ago
I think I'll read that soon, it looks pretty interesting :D
CameronSS8 years ago
My jaw is still dropped, hours later.
n8man CameronSS8 years ago
*picks up jaw, hands to Cameron*
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