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

April 23rd,2019: Fashion redux

Recent Images

April 22nd, 2019: Collecting
April 21st, 2019: Loss
August 20th, 2019: KATE SMITH
April 19th, 2019: The Trees Have Eyes
April 18th, 2019: Good Boy/Girl
April 17th, 2019: The Sting
April 16th, 2019 : Neskowin Ghost Forest

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  Saturday Aug 11 09:53 PM

Aug 11th, 2018: Lichtenberg Figures

Lightning kills an average of 47 Americans every year, however 90% of the people who suffer strikes survive.
But those people rarely are unscathed, from internal organ damage, just starting to be studied mental damage, to Lichtenberg figures on the skin.
In the worst cases men suffer from (shudder) reduced libido to impotency, probably wishing they hadn’t survived.

For starters, lightning carries between 1 to 10 billion joules of energy — enough to power a 100-watt bulb for at least 3 months. When that amount of electricity enters your body, it short-circuits the small electrical signals that run your heart, lungs, and nervous system.
This can lead to cardiac arrest, seizures, brain injury, spinal cord damage, and even amnesia.

But electricity isn't your only problem. Lightning is blisteringly hot. In under a second, it can heat the surrounding air to temperatures 5X hotter than the sun's surface.
This causes a rapid expansion of air, which leads to a shock wave that we hear as thunder.
It has been calculated that someone standing within 30 feet of a lightning strike point can experience a blast wave equivalent to a 5kg TNT bomb (Blumenthal)
The intense heat, light, and electricity can also damage your eyes. In fact, it can bore holes in your retina and can cause cataracts within days or weeks.
Other side-effects of lightning can include impotence in men and overall decreased libido. That's just what happens on the inside!

As the lightning moves toward the surface, it can force red blood cells out of your capillaries, into your epidermis….like a bruise. These intricate designs are called Lichtenberg figures.
The intense temperatures can also heat up any metal you might be wearing, causing third-degree burns and can also rapidly vaporize the rainwater or sweat on your skin. The resulting steam explosion may blow off your clothes and shoes leaving you nearly naked!
Best find a better way to be hot stuff.




Clodfobble  Saturday Aug 11 10:43 PM

Whoa! That's very cool.

captainhook455  Sunday Aug 12 08:46 AM

I wouldn't have minded lost libido then I wouldn't have married the 2nd time and have to put up with this shit. What is it about women that one day they nice and the next day I want to duck tape her mouth shut.

BigV  Sunday Aug 12 12:10 PM

you're mercurial?

Gravdigr  Tuesday Aug 14 06:08 PM

Originally Posted by captainhook455 View Post
What is it about women that one day they nice and the next day I want to duck tape her mouth shut.
♪ ♫Now I ain't complaining, just try'n to understand♪ ♫
♪ ♫What makes a woman do the things she does.♪ ♫
♪ ♫One day she'll love you, the next day she'll leave you,♪ ♫
♪ ♫Why can't We have it, just the way it used to be?♪ ♫

~Good Loving Gone Bad by Bad Company

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.