Google's buckyballs doodle KILLED THE PLANET
Now I'm going to add a little of my own hyperbolic, Monday-morning tabloidery. Early reports would suggest that lots (hundreds of millions) of people sat and played with their buckyball for minutes. If you consider that the Pac-Man game caused the average user to spend 36 seconds longer on Google, you can begin to appreciate just how many extra kilowatt hours were used by Google's buckyball doodle. I lack the cranial capacity to work out the exact figure (I'm a blogger, not a bona fide investigative journalist!), but I reckon we're talking about 'more electricity than Wyoming uses in a year'.
(Yes, it's a slow news day.)