Huge oil spill near Connecticut
As the following video clip shows, an oil rig off the shore of Connecticut was subject to a devastating incident which caused it to sink rapidly.
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Was it terrorism?
There are currently several hypotheses as to the cause of the disaster, ranging from a freak tidal wave to an act of terrorism.
There is even some fanciful talk suggesting that some sort of sea monster was responsible.
Whilst some of the 300 or so men and women who worked on the oil rig are seen to be fleeing the rig, there are still no confirmed reports of any survivors of this tragedy.
Whatever the cause may have been, the resulting environmental damage is likely to be huge.
An oil spill of that magnitude is likely to take several years to clear up and wildlife in the Connecticut region may be at risk for decades.
Seen any good films recently?
If not, then you may want to consider watching Cloverfield.
Released around most of the world this weekend, the film is officially described as –
“Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.”
Advanced promotion of the film has been through the release of promotional videos like the one above.
Typically untitled, Paramount have certainly undertaken a classic piece of viral marketing which has left viewers wondering whether clips they are watching are true, or Cloverfield hoaxes.
Have you seen any of the Cloverfield videos, and did you believe them?