Young Genius Claims She Solved Oil Puzzle

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21-year-old Alia Sabur might have found a way to plug up the oil spill with tires. The Long Island genius, who started her PhD at age 14, came up with the idea for a "seabed retread" while watching television. [NYP]

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Don't read the comments! This was my favorite. Triple points for misogyny and being misinformed about pads vs. tampons while being off topic:

"Why not use Modess and other related items that women have been using for decades? These napkins have been successful in plugging up leaks that occur monthly. Dozens of these items could be dropped down that pipe and more drips, at least until next month."

Get it? Get it? Ugh.