This picture reminded me of the old story below. Believe me, you’re gonna want to watch this video. KATU aired this higher-quality, abridged report on the Exploding Whale in 2002. The original news report first appeared on KATU Channel 2 in Portland, OR, in Nov. 1970.
Paulo A. Flores, ICMBio / Reuters
Workers use heavy equipment to move the carcass of a Southern Right Whale to a burial spot soon after it was declared dead by veterinarians, on Itapiruba Sul beach in Santa Catarina State, Brazil on Sept. 11, 2010. Veterinarians euthanized the whale, which measures nearly 52 feet long and weighs between 40 and 50 tons.