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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:50 PM
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(Warning - graphic photos) Thar she blows! Dead whale explodes
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 03:07 PM by Steve_DeShazer
Taiwanese street, shops showered after gases built up inside





TAIPEI - Residents of Tainan learned a lesson in whale biology after the decomposing remains of a 60-ton sperm whale exploded on a busy street, showering nearby cars and shops with blood and organs and stopping traffic for hours.

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Residents and shop owners wore masks while trying to clean up the spilt blood and entrails.

"What a stinking mess. This blood and other stuff that blew out on the road is disgusting, and the smell is really awful," a BBC News report quoted one Tainan resident as saying.

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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.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4096586 /

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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:52 PM
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1. Didn't this happen once before?
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:57 PM
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4. Updated: 11:48 a.m. ET Jan. 29, 2004
:)
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:03 PM
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11. Yeah, it's like it just happened!
You win, it was one year ago right about now. :hi:
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:25 PM
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20. LOL! It was pretty neat. I wonder if the place still smells?
:)
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underseasurveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:00 PM
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7. I know I have read about this morbid phenom happening before.
Oh the thought makes my tummy wanna go eeeerp :-( Rancid oily whale blubber :puke: Everywhere x(
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:01 PM
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9. You might be thinking of this one


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_whale


But that was done on purpose by the Oregon Highway Division many years ago.
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Twillig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:02 PM
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10. That whale was blown up.
With explosives. It blowed up good. It blowed up real good. One of Oregon's finest moments. Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?

http://www.hackstadt.com/features/whale/
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:05 PM
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13. I especially liked the part where
...chunks of whale rained down on the observers and one big piece smashed a car parked several hundred feet away.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:53 PM
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2. "experience the size of it's penis"???????
Odd way of putting that, eh? :hi:
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madison2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:58 PM
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5. the homosexual detectors should be sent to investigate
:hi:
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:22 PM
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16. I thought it was disturbing
that the taiwanese people are so interested in aquatic mammalian genitalia
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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:55 PM
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3. Five Feet? hahahaha, why so little? [eom]
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:59 PM
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6. Oh, quit yer braggin'. n/t
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:01 PM
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8. ya, know, the penis thing,
that kind of scares me. I'm 4'11" tall. :wow:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:03 PM
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12. That is uber-gross!
:puke:
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:06 PM
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14. That makes me sad.
:(
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:09 PM
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15. To anyone I offended by the photos, my apologies n/t
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:23 PM
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17. What was a dead whale doing in the city anyway?
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:48 PM
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19. It was headed for a necropsy
Researchers were having it moved.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:25 PM
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18. Whoa
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