They've found oil off the Falkland Islands!
It really was worth sending the navy in all those years ago!
Here's the link...
The recoverable reserves are estimated at around 350 million barrels.
That's a lot of oil. Even one barrel of the stuff is big enough that you have to be quite a skilled hurdler, or be in possession of a big mallet if it comes rolling down a ramp towards you.
But if it had to fulfill the world's demand for oil, how long would it last?
Well, accoding to 2009 figures, the world consumes a little over 82 million barrels per day.
This marvelous discovery is sufficient to meet the world's needs for...
just over 4 days.