This past October, we linked to a story concerning the growing island of trash in the Pacific Ocean. It seemed hard to believe that there was  floating pile of garbage twice as large as the State of Texas, but now we can’t refute the fact – especially now that Spike Jonze‘s online-broadcast network has picked up a documentary series reporting just that.

In order to sate our own curiosity, VBS joined the crew of a research vessel studying the trash and sailed out into one of the most remote spots of open water in the world, the North Pacific Gyre, in search of this mythical garbage island. What we discovered once we got there was an ecological disaster beyond any of our expectations and possibly the single worst thing human beings have done to the planet and ourselves. Hope you’re into cancer and sex-reversal!

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