Saturday, 3 November 2012

Exploding Whales - the latest

I did some internet 'research' about exploding whales following the Kimmeridge whale post yesterday. 

The first incident is from Taiwan, 2004, when a build up of gases inside a dead sperm whale caused it to explode in a city street whilst on the back of a truck on its way to a post mortem. The BBC report is here.

The second case I found is from 1970.  The 8 ton, 45 foot whale was found dead on a beach in Oregon and couldnt be moved nor buried.  So those crafty Americans packed it with explosives to destroy it on the scene.  Just to be sure, they put plenty of dynamite in.  I mean loads of the stuff.   Seriously, shed loads.
Sit back, and enjoy the next two and a half minutes as we learn how to dispose of a pesky whale.  Click here.

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