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Thar she blows! Dead whale explodes


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#1    Trinitrotoluene

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:01 AM

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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.

The 56-foot-long whale had been on a truck headed for a necropsy by researchers, when gases from internal decay caused its entrails to explode in the southern city of Tainan.

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.
TRUCK CARRIES THE CORPSE OF SPERM WHALE
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The sperm whale was being carried by truck through Tainan.

The whale had died on Jan. 17 after it beached itself on the southwestern coast of the island.

Researchers at the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan said enough of the whale remained to allow for an examination by marine biologists.

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.


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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:36 AM

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:57 PM

Gruesome yet educational, now they learned that Rotting corpse + Heat = KABOOM!!


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Posted 26 March 2007 - 05:35 PM

Terrorist Whales


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Posted 26 March 2007 - 06:00 PM

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 07:15 PM

You are aware that the story is three years old, right?

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 07:39 PM

This was on the news when it happened, and several threads were made about it.
Three years ago.
Please try not to post such old news stories.


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Posted 26 March 2007 - 07:53 PM

Thank you captain pretentious, I'm sure some people hadn't seen it (I hadn't and obviously neither had others). I'm sure the majority of this forum wasn't here three years ago. If we limited all items which had been discussed before, this forum as a whole would be rather quiet, wouldn't it wink2.gif

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 12:59 PM

It's common board "'Netiquette" to actually do a board search before posting something that is older than just a couple weeks old.

If we didn't, there would be millions of threads here - and there wouldn't be a thread more than four or five posts long - as new ones would be started every couple of days - or HOURS.

Oh, and to add spelling Nazi to my charges, "Captain Pretentious" should be capitalized as it is a proper noun.

Now we can return to our regularly scheduled rehash of a previously discussed topic... wink2.gif tongue.gif

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#10    Legatus Legionis

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:50 PM

i for one didn't actually heard about this story 3 years ago. 3years ago i only used my " former slow internet for research "


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Posted 02 April 2007 - 06:57 PM

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Thank you captain pretentious, I'm sure some people hadn't seen it (I hadn't and obviously neither had others). I'm sure the majority of this forum wasn't here three years ago. If we limited all items which had been discussed before, this forum as a whole would be rather quiet, wouldn't it wink2.gif



spot on sir thumbsup.gif ,  i never saw this glad i have.  if i was there i would of climbed into it, what an experience!


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Posted 03 April 2007 - 02:47 AM

Whale goes boom. Fun for everyone.

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 03:06 AM

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This was on the news when it happened, and several threads were made about it.
Three years ago.
Please try not to post such old news stories.


Shucks....and there I was all ready to make a 'whale of a blast' joke...................


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