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   Undertoad  Thursday Jan 29 01:10 PM

1/29/2004: Whale explodes



It's Taiwan, yes that's a whale in the background and yes that's its insides just lying about in the street.

The whale ran agound and died on January 17th. They were transporting it to National Cheng Kung University in Tainan in southern Taiwan, on January 26, when suddenly its belly just burst due to decomposition.

Coming soon: the Cellar Smell of the Day. OH dear. That whale was 56 feet long, so you know this is NOT a good scent right now... glad we only have to look at it.



FileNotFound  Thursday Jan 29 01:22 PM

That guy doesn't seem to suggest that the smell is very nice...hope that's not his moped..hehe



doc  Thursday Jan 29 01:22 PM

A sperm whale's stomach is going to smell worse then other whales. This whale does not eat plankton like other whales, it eats squid mostly. So, it's stomach contained decomposing squid and other fish, shrimp, crab, etc. EWWW!

A little bit about the Sperm Whale



glatt  Thursday Jan 29 01:31 PM

That's too funny. What the hell were they thinking, putting it on the back of a truck and driving it through a city?

Why not let the scientists at the university come to the whale, instead of the other way around? It's not like the university had a whale sized refrigerator they could pop it into.



emmtayoe  Thursday Jan 29 03:48 PM

Oh my!....I honestly didnt know what to think after viewing this...wow.

Wouldn't it be terribly interesting to witness this? It would have been such a random site in the first place, a giant whale being hauled down the street on a truck, but to see it explode? Hah. Once again, another incident that could have been avoided by using common sense. Oh well....it provides entertainment for all of us.



e unibus plurum  Thursday Jan 29 03:51 PM

Taiwan... sperm whales, penises... WMDs?



FileNotFound  Thursday Jan 29 03:59 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by emmtayoe
Once again, another incident that could have been avoided by using common sense.
I never thought that common sense said :

Whales explode.


Leah  Thursday Jan 29 05:53 PM

That's all I can say.



tjennings  Thursday Jan 29 06:20 PM

Doesn't everybody know that you have to puncture the skin of a dead whale (baked potato like) before dragging it through town.



zippyt  Thursday Jan 29 07:16 PM

I was just sitting here humming "fish heads "



Leah  Thursday Jan 29 07:21 PM

The person in charged of puncturing the whale had obviously failed cooking school. Oops



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jan 29 07:44 PM

I've heard people say "bust a gut", but never saw it before.



Stonan  Thursday Jan 29 09:52 PM

It's kinda grainy but if you have P2P software (who doesn't?) do a search for whale explosion. In the 60s they figured the best way to remove a dead whale from the beach was to pack a bunch of explosives under it. BOOM. Wait a few seconds. Watch the people run for cover and the cars get smashed by falling blubber! (not to mention the seagulls take off!)



emmtayoe  Thursday Jan 29 10:18 PM

Didn't they warn the beach-goers first? Or didnt the beachers at least notice them packing explosives under a giant whale and realize that they should get the hell out of there? At least I would, but you know how big I am on common sense.



marty  Thursday Jan 29 11:48 PM

William of Normandy did the same thing when he died. Died of an abcess in his abdomen that got infected. Died in the heat of summer. While they were transporting him to Canterbury, he started to smell pretty bad. When they got him there, he wouldn't fit in the coffin, he'd puffed up so badly from gasses. During the service (which I imagine they tried to keep really short, his stomach exploded.
Yuck.



wolf  Friday Jan 30 01:03 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Stonan
...search for whale explosion. ...
The Infamous Exploding Whale Page


Degrees  Friday Jan 30 08:16 AM

Quote:
Wouldn't it be terribly interesting to witness this? It would have been such a random site in the first place, a giant whale being hauled down the street on a truck, but to see it explode? Hah.
When reading this, did anybody else think of the first Alien movie?


russotto  Friday Jan 30 01:20 PM

A few rifle shots before transport would have prevented this tragedy.



And  Tuesday Feb 3 03:36 PM

Your Whale A Splode.



Rokko  Wednesday Feb 4 12:52 AM

Re: 1/29/2004: Whale explodes

Quote:
Originally posted by Undertoad
If I were that guy, I'd be doin doughnuts on that scooter.


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Feb 4 07:13 PM

You better hope to hell you don't dump it.



kleinshelley  Sunday Sep 17 02:24 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad


It's Taiwan, yes that's a whale in the background and yes that's its insides just lying about in the street.

The whale ran agound and died on January 17th. They were transporting it to National Cheng Kung University in Tainan in southern Taiwan, on January 26, when suddenly its belly just burst due to decomposition.

Coming soon: the Cellar Smell of the Day. OH dear. That whale was 56 feet long, so you know this is NOT a good scent right now... glad we only have to look at it.
absolutely gross!


funkykule  Monday Sep 18 07:21 AM

Aww..

This was the first IOTD I saw from the cellar. I was hooked from then on...



Sundae  Tuesday Sep 19 07:24 AM

Resurrected exploded whale.
Only in the Cellar.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Sep 19 10:03 AM

All the Toad's women
and all the Toad's men
could photoshop that whale
back together again.


But we won't.



BigV  Tuesday Sep 19 12:00 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad


It's Taiwan, yes that's a whale in the background and yes that's its insides just lying about in the street.

The whale ran agound and died on January 17th. They were transporting it to National Cheng Kung University in Tainan in southern Taiwan, on January 26, when suddenly its belly just burst due to decomposition.

Coming soon: the Cellar Smell of the Day. OH dear. That whale was 56 feet long, so you know this is NOT a good scent right now... glad we only have to look at it.
THAR SHE BLOWS!!!


Griff  Tuesday Sep 19 04:43 PM

Yar! Up to me scuppers in whale slop.



rkzenrage  Sunday Sep 24 01:04 PM

Not as good as the Dave Barry version, but very good.



Saknussem  Monday Oct 2 02:56 PM

I just saw that movie "War of the Worlds" with Tom Cruise, and all I can say is that I wish Dakota Fanning had been standing 10 feet away from that whale when it did the "Gae Bolga" (Celtic Myth reference) thing. Give that annoying little brat something to scream about.



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