Wednesday, April 30, 2014

For Those Of You...

...Canucks who suffer from our proverbial inferiority complex, this is one way to get noticed:


Community Fears 80-Ton Blue Whale Carcass Will Explode on its Shore



Bloated whale carcass could explode in Canadian town, locals fear


Canadian town worried rotting blue whale will explode on beach

Rotting blue whale carcass worrying Canadian fishing village

Help with beached whales

Newfoundland town worried washed up blue whale will explode

A Whale Of A Problem: Town Faces Threat Of Exploding Carcass

Blue whale carcass raises a stink in Newfoundland

Yes, Beached Whales Really Do Explode

I like history, but not this much:

A Brief History of Exploding Whales

"It happens! Pretty often, actually. And the results are ... really, really gross."
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"Jack Lawson, a scientist affiliated with the Canadian fisheries department, told the media that his main concern was neither the stench nor the possibility of an explosion. He warned that the worst thing would be for a person to get too close to the whale and fall inside it: “The [whale] skin is starting to lose its integrity and if someone were to walk along, say, the chin — that is full of all that gas — they could fall in the whale. The insides will be liquefied. Retrieving them would be very difficult.""

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2 Comments:

Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

Speak about synchronicity: just posted on someone's FB page my favorite exploding whale of all times, so enjoy it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVU7aIGYDKE

Cheers ;-)

May 07, 2014 2:01 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

LOL!! UM, thanks, I guess.

Yuk!

May 07, 2014 2:59 pm  

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