Monday, June 30, 2008

Exploding Whale... EEEEW!

Here's something I'll bet you've never seen before: a whale explosion. Apparently this whale washed up on shore, and was being trucked to a marine research station to examine it, when the heat caused it to swell up and explode. I don't know what amazes me more: these pictures of an exploded whale, or the fact that there is a website devoted entirely to trucking accidents that I lifted them from.
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I've actually seen footage of a whale being purposely exploded. :) One that had washed up on the beach and was too large to bury successfully -- it was, um, made food for gulls, with the larger parts then buried out of sight and downwind. :) I can't even begin to imagine what this one would have smelled like! Blech!
I'm going to assume it would smell a LOT worse than your voodoo lily, Sauromatum venosum in bloom. So... all things in perspective, perhaps your flower is not so bad after all?
lol ;-)
Mon dieu! that's gross! I see that was in Japan at least, and they're not the kindest of folks to the whales (who I happen to like a lot). I won't even inquire as to what site that came from, yikes!
Nancy... I remember seeing some video of them blowing up a beached whale with dynamite, and big chunks of it were thrown high in the air and came crashing down on a bunch of onlookers' cars.

shady... well, if the voodoo was the size of a whale???

IVG... yah, I'm not real happy about the Japanese killing whales for dog food.

that is pretty gross! I can't even imagine the smell....
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