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Thar She Blows!
Posted on 04/08/2008 8:13:15 AM PDT by TradicalRC
A 56-foot, 60-ton sperm whale died on a beach in Taiwan in January, 2004. Researchers wanted the carcass to perform an autopsy and for research, so they loaded the whale onto a tractor-trailer and set out through the city of Tainan, heading for the Shi-Tsau Natural Preserve. It took 13 hours, three cranes and 50 workers to get the whale loaded on the truck. Unfortunately, on the way through the city, gasses built up to a critical level in the whale and it exploded, spewing whale guts in the street, on the cars and over pedestrians. According to witnesses, the smell was pretty bad. Residents and shop owners put on masks and tried to clean up the mess. Eventually the whale continued its journey to the research center.
TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: whale; yuck
To truly enjoy this story, one has to click on the link to see the pix. I especially like the guy staring in disbelief at his motorcycle.
posted on 04/08/2008 8:17:16 AM PDT
by Red Badger
( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
There was a thread at the time. At least one, but probably several.
posted on 04/08/2008 8:18:37 AM PDT
(Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
Here it is!!
posted on 04/08/2008 8:19:09 AM PDT
(Just another backstabbing conservative)
posted on 04/08/2008 8:20:55 AM PDT
by The Mayor
("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
I'll have this cleaned up in no time.
posted on 04/08/2008 8:21:21 AM PDT
posted on 04/08/2008 8:25:40 AM PDT
("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
I was alone in the house and I laughed out loud when I saw this.
posted on 04/08/2008 8:25:51 AM PDT
("...just not yet.")
posted on 04/08/2008 8:26:31 AM PDT
("...just not yet.")
Mmmmm, aged to perfection.
posted on 04/08/2008 8:27:58 AM PDT
(The US is becoming a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
To be accurate, it appears the whale simply split open. Still a pretty nasty mess though.
posted on 04/08/2008 8:34:56 AM PDT
(What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
Any coon ass will tell you there is a 1 hour limit on road kill.
posted on 04/08/2008 8:52:44 AM PDT
IIRC, there was another exploding whale story a few years back when some people found a whale washed up on a west coast beach and called the local roadkill cleanup crew, who brilliantly decided to use dynamite to solve the problem... there’s a video of the ensuing chaos somewhere on the internet =)
posted on 04/08/2008 9:39:30 AM PDT
(I aim to misbehave.)
To: Hyzenthlay; All
posted on 04/08/2008 9:56:52 AM PDT
(Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
I live there. It was a major explosion...heh heh heh.
posted on 04/08/2008 6:58:07 PM PDT
(Talk is cheap. Silence is golden. All I got is brass...lotsa brass.)
“Basking shark” connection with cryptobiology. :’) Pingworthy?
posted on 04/08/2008 10:43:57 PM PDT
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