Visit the Cellar!

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: bright folks talking about everything. The Cellar is the original coffeeshop with no coffee and no shop. Founded in 1990, The Cellar is one of the oldest communities on the net. Join us at the table if you like!

What's IotD?

The interesting, amazing, or mind-boggling images of our days.

IotD Stuff

ARCHIVES - over 13 years of IotD!
About IotD

Permalink Latest Image

March 26th, 2019: Creepy Crawlies

Recent Images

March 25th, 2019: Philly Pipes Up
March 24th, 2019: Great Escape
march 23rd, 2019: Pictures
March 22nd, 2019: The Scream
March 21st, 2019: Pants Pocket Museum
March 20th, 2018: Maria Sibylla Merian
March 19th, 2019: Astrolabe

The CELLAR Tip Mug
Some folks who have noticed IotD

Mental Floss
Boing Boing
GruntDoc's Blog
No Quarters
Making Light
Church of the Whale Penis
Sailor Coruscant

Link to us and we will try to find you after many months!

Common image haunts

Astro Pic of the Day
Earth Sci Pic of the Day
We Make Money Not Art
Strange New Products
Geisha Asobi Blog
Cute animals blog (in Russian)
Yahoo Most Emailed

Please avoid copyrighted images (or get permission) when posting!


Philadelphia Pawn Shop
The best real estate agent in Montgomery County
The best T.38 Fax provider
Epps Beverages and Beer, Limerick, PA
Sal's Pizza, Elkins Park
Burholme Auto Body, Philadelphia
Coles Tobacco, Pottstown
ERM Auto Service, Glenside
Glenside Collision
Moorehead Catering, Trappe
Salon 153, Bala
Dominicks Auto Body, Phoenixville

   xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Mar 22 11:36 PM

March 23rd, 2018: Henderson Island

Henderson Island is one of and 86% 0f the land mass of the four islands in the Pitcairn group.
It’s a UN World Heritage Site, nobody lives there or even visits.
Being 3,500 miles from South America and 3,500 miles from New Zealand it’s about as far from civilization as you can get.
But there’s a problem…

On those beaches, the team ended up finding more than 53,000 pieces of human-made debris. By their estimate, the island’s 14 square miles are home to more than 37 million pieces of junk, weighing a total of 17,000 kilograms. Every square meter of Henderson’s beaches has between 20 and 670 pieces of plastic on the surface and between 50 and 4,500 pieces buried in the topmost 10 centimeters(4 inches). Also, the junk keeps on coming. Lavers estimates that every day, at least 3,750 fresh pieces of litter wash up on the island’s north beach—an accumulation rate that’s 100,000 times greater than what’s been reported at other places.

The total junk on Henderson—all 17,000 kilograms of it—represents just 2 seconds of the world’s plastic production, which has increased by 180 times over the last six decades. “We need to factor the environmental costs into that production, so that it’s not just 1 or 2 cents to buy a straw, or a takeaway container,” says Lavers. “We use plastic in every single aspect of our society, and we can’t just change one or two things.”
Why don’t the saucers ever beam up that crap?


Undertoad  Friday Mar 23 12:43 AM

OK so the article says you can go on Google Maps walkabout on this island, so I did. Here's a particularly trashy part of it:

I walked a good half mile. Nasty area

Very consistently, amongst the trash, are two things: pink basketballs, some covered in netting; and, wadded up section of green netting and rope.

It's not all plastic. There are a lot of wooden planks.

In this area, there is a large flight-ready trunk and full-size suitcase in good condition; I'll bet that's where the Google team started from.

xoxoxoBruce  Friday Mar 23 02:36 AM

I think most of the balls are fishing net floats.

Griff  Friday Mar 23 07:56 AM

Where's Wall E when you need him?

glatt  Friday Mar 23 08:07 AM

Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
OK so the article says you can go on Google Maps walkabout on this island, so I did. Here's a particularly trashy part of it:
Are those drag marks in the sand sea turtle tracks?

Clodfobble  Friday Mar 23 12:15 PM

I guess there's something about the ocean currents that drags all this stuff onto this particular beach?

xoxoxoBruce  Friday Mar 23 02:48 PM

The ocean circulates and Henderson is smack in the middle of the South Pacific Gyre.

mrputter  Saturday Mar 24 04:14 PM

Your reply here?

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: a bunch of interesting folks talking about everything. Add your two cents to IotD by joining the Cellar.