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Whales of mass destruction

March 26, 2007

This almost was a “What the Heck IS that?!?” post, but I have to tell the tail tale about this whale that exploded on a Taiwan street over the weekend.

Whale explodes (Reuters)

The whale, which was dead on a local beach for almost two months, was being lugged on a flat-bed truck to a research lab, where a necropsy was to be performed.

Now, it’s not everyday that you see a giant sperm whale being driven down your street (except during the annual “National Whale Day” parade May 28th).

The whale corpse was drawing a crowd, due to its … ummm … MSNBC, you wanna take this one?

Once moved to a nearby nature preserve, the male specimen — the largest whale ever recorded in Taiwan — drew the attention of locals because of its large penis, measured at some five feet, the Taipei Times reported.

“More than 100 Tainan city residents, mostly men, have reportedly gone to see the corpse to ‘experience’ the size of its penis,” the newspaper reported.

So, take a bunch of onlookers staring at whale privates, and add the fact that the whale carcass had been decomposing for two months and building up gases inside of it … that’s the recipe for hilarity!

While the sperm whale was stuck in traffic, the built-up gases in the whale exploded from the carcass, showering the road (and everyone nearby) with whale blood and guts.

That’s enough to make you swear off sushi for the rest of your life. 

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One Comment
  1. Dwane permalink
    February 18, 2009 5:43 pm

    Wow, this is…weird……. seriously….. why the hell did they leave it on the beach for 2 months? that is sincerely STUPID. and then it exploded. ewww… the thing about the…….. private part isn’t natural. REALLY.

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