I heard something on the radio a few days ago which grabbed my ear really hard, and it hasn't let go ever since. It seems you can extract oil from shale rock, um, or something like that. I'm no geologist, but if you read this story you'll know what I'm talking about. The guy at the bottom of the story who has the production process down to some pretty nifty science has a 14,000 barrel a day production at $16 a barrel. Thing is, he's got the process patented, and it doesn't sound like he's backed by Shell or Chevron or some other American oil giant. Someone better go buy this guy's idea from him and put some major cash behind it before our gas prices hit more than $2.50 a gallon nation wide. Think about it! Oil for the world would cost $80 a barrel in two years and we'd be sitting pretty with $1 a gallon for gas because our oil would cost around $25 a barrel. More cool stuff if someone would put it to use!