Whale Explodes All Over Researcher
Trapped gas inside causes biologist to get doused in gunk
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2013 1:45 PM CST
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(Newser) – Doesn't it just suck when you're trying to slice open a dead sperm whale, and it ends up exploding right in your face? That's what happened to biologist Bjarni Mikkelsen in Denmark's Faroe Islands this week, the New York Daily News reports. What was Mikkelsen doing cutting open a 45-foot-long whale carcass? Its skeleton is to be exhibited in a Danish museum. And why did it explode? All the trapped gas inside. The whale died after becoming trapped in a narrow channel, according to the broadcasting corporation that caught the moment on video.

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Nov 29, 2013 2:41 AM CST
How fascinating? NOT!
Nov 28, 2013 8:49 PM CST
It's NOT FUNNY! This whale was executed by the state and evidently it's last meal Taco Bell.
Nov 28, 2013 5:19 PM CST
This just reminded me - I haven't had Thanksgiving dessert yet.