Remember all those oil absorbent booms that were used to clean up the massive Gulf Coast oil spill? Despite looking like long tubes of overstuffed socks, they're great for absorbing and containing oil-based liquids. They were definitely useful for the Gulf Coast oil spill, and now they're going to be useful for General Motors. GM has decided to reuse these booms and turn them into car parts such as air dams and water deflectors.
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