Engineers working to end the gushing oil leak polluting the Gulf of Mexico are throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the problem. In its latest fix attempt, BP is planning a "junk shot," a method to clog the leak in which scientists send a massive stream of odd debris, from golf balls to knotted rope, into the well's blowout preventer. If the stream of items succeeds in blocking the leak, a layer of heavy mud and then cement would be pumped in next to seal the hole permanently. According to The New York Times, officials working on the plan are optimistic and say that, at the very least, the plan has little risk of making things worse. Still, the operation will require robotic assistance 5,000 feet below the ocean surface, a difficult environment for any task.