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Confed999
30 Jan 04,, 01:38
Thar she blows! Dead whale explodes
Taiwanese street, shops showered after gases built up inside
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MSNBC staff and news service reports
Updated: 11:48 a.m. ET Jan. 29, 2004

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.
Taiwan Apple Daily via Reuters
The sperm whale was being carried by truck through Tainan.
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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.

"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.

Original Story (http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4096586/)

Ironduke
30 Jan 04,, 01:49
"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.
:LOL

tomas
30 Jan 04,, 09:07
:doh! thats was bad :LOL :LOL

:D :D :sniper :taynk

bigross86
30 Jan 04,, 09:52
Really funny though

tomas
30 Jan 04,, 10:06
isn't this topic on the A-10 site too?

bigross86
30 Jan 04,, 12:43
Yeah, that happens frequently...

tomas
30 Jan 04,, 12:44
i've been checking in frequently snipe said i would be reistated in 30 days that was on the 7th

Confed999
31 Jan 04,, 00:23
Originally posted by tomas
isn't this topic on the A-10 site too?
Yes, but I didn't notice it until today. ;)

tomas
03 Feb 04,, 15:04
well i can say one thing the buildings got a new paint job. splat! :LOL