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Exploding sperm whale Carcass caught on camera in The Faroe Islands!
Taiwanese Whale Explosion… Literally
Fifteen years ago today, the dead sperm whale was being towed through the streets of Taiwan when it exploded, covering nearby people, cars, and shops in blood and guts. The whale was being delivered to a research centre near the southwestern city of Tainan. People walking by were splattered with blood. Body parts were scattered across the road when the whale exploded. A marine biologist blamed the explosion at the time on pressure from gases which had built up in the mammal as it began to decompose. The sperm whale had died earlier on a Taiwanese beach and had been collected so its carcass could be used for research and educational purposes.
A stranded foot, ton sperm whale dies on a beach in Taiwan. Researchers want the carcass so they can perform an autopsy for educational purposes. So they strap the dead whale onto a flat bed truck and head off for the research station. As they drive through the city of Tainan, the buildup of gases resulting from the ongoing decomposition bursts through the rotting blubber. A river of whale blood, intestines and organs floods the city street.
On November 12, , the Oregon Department of Transportation blew up a dead whale that had washed up on a Florence beach. In what was called a "controlled explosion," they used a half-ton of dynamite. It didn't go well. Chunks of dead whale blubber ended up all over both bystanders and the beach, flying out as far as a nearby parking lot where the flying flesh severely damaged at least one car. The decision to publicly dynamite an enormous mammal has become one of Oregon's all-time most bizarre moments. Luckily, local news anchor Paul Linnman was on the scene, creating one of our state's most memorable evening news segments, which KATU recently rebroadcast.
Exploding Whale: State to Blow Up Whale Beached at Dockweiller State Beach
TAIWAN has lived with the threat of invasion from mainland China for the past five decades, but before yesterday it had never worried about the threat from spontaneously combusting giant whales. A beached sperm whale weighing 50 tonnes covered the centre of Tainan City in blood, blubber and stinking entrails when it exploded while being moved to a research laboratory. Television pictures showed shops, parked cars and pedestrian walkways splattered with putrid scraps of whale. Piles of intestines and guts were strewn along the roads. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access.