Friday, September 19, 2008

Exploding Whales: Keep Your Distance!

(Artwork by Roland Tamayo.)

I haven't written a really gross post in quite some time. And since it's Friday evening, I figure you all need a little shock to your systems after a long week of classes and homework.

So here's the question of the day . . . What do you do with an eight-ton whale carcass that's washed ashore on your local beach? It's too heavy to move, too big to bury. Perhaps a little T-N-T might do the trick?

That was the conclusion reached by authorities in Florence, Oregon in 1970. Suffice it to say, their "operation" did not go as planned. (Ever wonder what happens to a car when hit by a giant piece of blubber? Watch the video below to find out!)

A far more disgusting whale explosion took place in 2004. A 55-foot whale carcass spontaneously combusted while being transported through the streets of Tainan City, Taiwan. Shopfronts and innocent bystanders were splattered with several tons of whale guts and blood. (I remember seeing news reports at the time. It was a truly disgusting sight.)

Read more about exploding whales and see at least one really nasty picture here.


Blogger sprizzle said...

Haha! That's kind of funny, but sad for the whale at the same time. Who thought of the idea to blow it up? Stupid idea. LOL.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Ariana said...

That is pretty funny and gross, but... I guess words can't discribe it.

10:51 PM  
Anonymous nellie said...

Bang! Dead whale! But hey, I would have chopped it up and given some to my friends. Yum. (maybe) ^^

8:03 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

I almost started laughing my head off!! XDA smart but stupid [idk how it could be smart and stupid] idea! Anyways, is it me or am I freezing? It's like, 55 degrees here in NJ, I wonder how it's like in New York. ^^'

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THAT WAS HILARIOUS!!!!!!! I can't wait to watch it again! Ha ha ha!!!!!!

12:23 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

Wow, that's crazy!
P.S. Is there going to be a third book? What is it going to be called. I want the series to go on forever. I love it SO much. I have told all my friends about it.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was....interesting, I love the lady at about 1:44 in the background saying, " You can take your fingers out of your ears now!" HAHAHAHA

3:17 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

This is the coolest blog! Cna I join or be a member of the blog or whatever?

5:16 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

Kiki Strike: Absolutely. All you have to do is show up!

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...


8:35 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

I watched the video, and I don't think I want to see anymore. Somehow it's funny, but at the same time... wow.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

idiots. they seriusly thought that exploding it would work? they proboly got sue for destroing people's cars

10:22 PM  
Blogger liltomboyblue11;) said...

.... wow...... mankind scares me at how stupid it can be. isn't it startling that 9-year-olds (my little sister) can be smarter than adults? and how adults are all "children should be seen and not heard" it's nonsense.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PETA is not pleased...

9:23 PM  

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