In a recent "news" story, a writer for TheSpoof.com suggested that BP "drop Bruce Willis into Gulf to detonate nuke, stop leak." Well, Federal officials are obviously reading, 'cuz they actually thought about trying it!! Well, not really. Energy Department officials stated emphatically that the option is not on the table.
That's not to say that it hasn't been done before: According to the New York Times, The Soviet Union successfully sealed up four leaking wells using nuclear warheads during the 1960s and 70s, apparently melting the surrounding the rock down the hole, which in turn filled in the openings.
Also, we can't really say TheSpoof.com was the first to think of this. The same-a--holes-that-drove-U.S.-gas-to-$4.75-a-gallon investment bankers suggested it days ago, as they worry about the future viability of deep oil operations in the Gulf.
BP was curt when asked for comment: "Look, the Gulf is either going to be coated in tar or radioactive. You choose!"