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Rotting Whale Might Not Explode After All

It's deflating, and museum says it will take it away

(Newser) - Residents of a Newfoundland town can breathe a sigh of relief: It looks like the carcass of a blue whale that washed up on the shores of Trout River might not explode after all. Officials feared it would , as gases swelled the creature's 81-foot-long body, but the whale has... More »

Nearly 3K Dead Pigs Pulled From River in China

2,813 carcasses have been retrieved

(Newser) - What sounded bad yesterday sounds a whole lot worse today. Chinese officials have fished hundreds more dead pigs out of a Shanghai river, with the number of adult and piglet carcasses retrieved surging from about 900 to 2,813 as of today. The government says the water hasn't been... More »

Malibu Tows Rotting Whale Carcass Out to Sea

Smell bothered millionaires

(Newser) - Malibu's version of a nightmare is over: A tugboat has towed the carcass of a 20-ton fin whale some 20 miles out to sea and away from the beach where it was decomposing , reports the AP . The tugboat crew was hired by a homeowners' association that took matters into... More »

Afghans Revive Goat-Carcass Sport

Buzkashi draws sponsors in post-Taliban economy

(Newser) - Not even the Taliban managed to kill it, and now buzkashi, the national sport of Afghanistan, is thriving again, attracting corporate sponsors and emboldening its boosters to contact Olympics officials, with the ambition of building an international following. Did we mention it’s a virtually rule-less polo-like game played by... More »

'Bigfoot' DNA Actually Human, Opossum

Sasquatch expert blames contamination, will perform autopsy

(Newser) - DNA from an alleged Bigfoot carcass is actually part human, part opossum, a scientist said today. A University of Minnesota expert debunked the DNA at a Palo Alto, Calif. press conference before the two men who allegedly found the corpse—and who sell Bigfoot merchandise. The head of a group... More »

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