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
RSS2
XML

Permalink Latest Image

Aug 20th, 2017: Jurassic Gliders

Recent Images

Aug 19th, 2017: Airglow
Aug 18th, 2017: Kimís Bicycle
Aug 17th, 2017: Susquehanna Ice Bridge
Aug 15th, 2017: Trailer Park
Aug 14th, 2017: Pollen
Aug 13th, 2017: Rosemary Smith Can Drive Better Than You
Aug 12th, 2017: Boeing Selfie

The CELLAR Tip Mug
Some folks who have noticed IotD

Neatorama
Worth1000
Mental Floss
Boing Boing
Switched
W3streams
GruntDoc's Blog
No Quarters
Making Light
darrenbarefoot.com
GromBlog
b3ta
Church of the Whale Penis
UniqueDaily.com
Sailor Coruscant
Projectionist

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
Spluch
ochevidec.net
Strange New Products
Geisha Asobi Blog
Cute animals blog (in Russian)
20minutos.es
Yahoo Most Emailed

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

Advertising

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  Monday Jul 12 11:59 PM

July 13, 2010: $$$ Laundry

Laundering U.S. dollars, in Zimbabwe.



Quote:
These $1 bills are essential currency in the African country and putting them through the washing machine is the only way to ensure they remain hygenic. Low denomination U.S. bank notes change hands until they fall apart, and the bills are routinely carried in underwear and shoes through crime-ridden slums.
Some have become almost too smelly to handle, so Zimbabweans have taken to putting their $1 bills through a spin cycle and hanging them up to dry with clothes pins. It's the best solution - apart from rubber gloves or disinfectant wipes.
So next time you roll a bill to snort that line, you might wonder where it's been.

link


Cloud  Tuesday Jul 13 12:14 AM

Wallets For Zimbabwe!

You can text your contribution to me.



monster  Tuesday Jul 13 10:19 AM

That was really interesting, thanks

Could someone please tell my kids that it isn't necessary for coins, though. Or rocks. Or dead worms....



Sheldonrs  Tuesday Jul 13 10:28 AM

The story reminds me of when i worked at a text book store when I went to Rutgers U. A lot of students would pay for their books with tons of singles because they were working as waiters, waitresses, etc. One day, a lady came in to pick up her course books and handed me about 250.00 in singles. I asked her where she was waitressing, thinking she'd find it funny that I could guess her profession from the cash. WRONG! Not waitress, ...exotic dancer!
I washed my hands several times after she left.



Coign  Tuesday Jul 13 11:56 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheldonrs View Post
The story reminds me of when i worked at a text book store when I went to Rutgers U. A lot of students would pay for their books with tons of singles because they were working as waiters, waitresses, etc. One day, a lady came in to pick up her course books and handed me about 250.00 in singles. I asked her where she was waitressing, thinking she'd find it funny that I could guess her profession from the cash. WRONG! Not waitress, ...exotic dancer!
I washed my hands several times after she left.
Wait. You are saying there actually is a stripper out there who is doing that to pay her way through college and she wasn't just lying to me?

This changes EVERYTHING!


Sheldonrs  Tuesday Jul 13 12:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coign View Post
Wait. You are saying there actually is a stripper out there who is doing that to pay her way through college and she wasn't just lying to me?

This changes EVERYTHING!
Not really. She WAS lying to you. Just not about THAT.


limey  Tuesday Jul 13 01:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
That was really interesting, thanks

Could someone please tell my kids that it isn't necessary for coins, though. Or rocks. Or dead worms....
But I expect the worms were alive when they were put in the washing machine ...


Gravdigr  Tuesday Jul 13 02:10 PM

I've wished for a law, for long time now, that the people you give your money to at the fast food places can't be the same people who handle/prepare your food. Ever seen a kid ride up on his bike, go into Mickey D's, order a burger, and then reach down into his shoe (or worse) and hand the money to the teenager behind the counter?

Money is good, but, it's nasty.



tombstone  Tuesday Jul 13 04:10 PM

According to the news, 90% of the one-dollar bills in Florida have cocaine on them. Might not be such a bad idea to start washing our bills here, too.



monster  Tuesday Jul 13 04:48 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by tombstone View Post
According to the news, 90% of the one-dollar bills in Florida have cocaine on them. Might not be such a bad idea to start washing our bills here, too.
Then drying out the laundry water and selling the residue in baggies on the street corner? Might pay off the national debt....


monster  Tuesday Jul 13 04:51 PM

http://www.snopes.com/business/money/cocaine.asp



Sheldonrs  Tuesday Jul 13 05:18 PM

Does this mean that large portions of our cocaine bears traces of money?



SPUCK  Wednesday Jul 14 06:19 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
I've wished for a law, for long time now, that the people you give your money to at the fast food places can't be the same people who handle/prepare your food. Ever seen a kid ride up on his bike, go into Mickey D's, order a burger, and then reach down into his shoe (or worse) and hand the money to the teenager behind the counter?

Money is good, but, it's nasty.

It is a law..


Gravdigr  Thursday Jul 15 02:30 PM

Needs to be enforced then.



ZenGum  Friday Jul 16 07:51 AM

Open your wallet. Take out a note. What do you reckon the odds are that that note has been in a stripper's G-string?



casimendocina  Friday Jul 16 08:14 AM

Just a thought-would the Australian plasticky notes actually stay in a stripper's g-string? Despite being fully in favour of the advancement of knowledge and science, I'm not up for going to investigate this one. Anyone?



Gravdigr  Friday Jul 16 01:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by casimendocina View Post
Just a thought-would the Australian plasticky notes actually stay in a stripper's g-string? Despite being fully in favour of the advancement of knowledge and science, I'm not up for going to investigate this one. Anyone?
Send me some Aussie money!


ZenGum  Saturday Jul 17 02:18 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheldonrs View Post
The story reminds me of when i worked at a text book store when I went to Rutgers U. A lot of students would pay for their books with tons of singles because they were working as waiters, waitresses, etc. One day, a lady came in to pick up her course books and handed me about 250.00 in singles. I asked her where she was waitressing, thinking she'd find it funny that I could guess her profession from the cash. WRONG! Not waitress, ...exotic dancer!
I washed my hands several times after she left.
Wait a minute ... $250 in singles? You cheap, cheap bastards.


wolf  Saturday Jul 17 11:34 AM

I handle a lot of other people's urine and sweat soaked money. If it's really bad I spray it with disinfectant that the label guarantees will kill HIV and H1N1. If I'm in a hurry I just put it in a plastic bag marked "use gloves" and let the secretary deal with it in the morning.



Gravdigr  Saturday Jul 17 02:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf View Post
...let the secretary deal with it...



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.