Whale explodes in Taiwan city
January 29, 2004 1:44 PM   Subscribe

Whale explodes in Taiwan city "A 60-ton sperm whale exploded on a busy street, showering nearby cars and shops with blood and organs and stopping traffic for hours." More Pictures linked here. More exploding whales - 1, 2, 3.
posted by y6y6y6 (29 comments total)

 
Um, like, wow. So many lessons to be learnes here.
posted by anathema at 1:46 PM on January 29, 2004


learned
posted by anathema at 1:47 PM on January 29, 2004


Doesn't appear to be a suicide bombing.
posted by anathema at 1:50 PM on January 29, 2004


Doesn't appear to be a suicide bombing.

But we can't rule anything out.
posted by Ufez Jones at 1:53 PM on January 29, 2004


How disturbing are the extra quotes around the word experience below? Very.

"More than 100 Tainan city residents, mostly men, have reportedly gone to see the corpse to 'experience' the size of its penis,"
posted by malphigian at 1:59 PM on January 29, 2004


"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.

Ok, not what I find interesting about them. Yet for mammals, they do have the largest nose. Recently scientist exploring the giant squids have learned a lot about them. Their deep diving depths and sleeping in pods suspended like: tails up, nose down 40ft under water.
posted by thomcatspike at 1:59 PM on January 29, 2004


*goes to register whalese.cx*
posted by angry modem at 2:02 PM on January 29, 2004


Gee, I wonder if this makes the cut at MefiDistilled.  *rubs chin, ponders*
posted by y2karl at 2:14 PM on January 29, 2004


Physeter macrocephalus penis so big! So big cetacean penis! My penis is so ... so small. So small.
posted by WolfDaddy at 2:17 PM on January 29, 2004


Did anyone get a look at the picture? Whoever owns that moped is going to be really pissed off.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:49 PM on January 29, 2004


Exploding whales. Haven't viewed the Oregon video in a while. It's bizarrely hysterical, unless that was your car, struck down by decomposing whale blubber raining from the sky. Now a whale explodes in Taiwan. Has anyone notified Homeland Security? Weapons of mass disgusting destruction.
posted by theora55 at 3:01 PM on January 29, 2004


Saw this yesterday (email subject was: Scooter for Sale, real cheap!) and thought it should be surpressed lest the terrorists realize that whales explode and they start trying to hijack them to ram them into buildings.

We've all heard of dirty bombs, I think this qualifies as a nasty bomb.
posted by fenriq at 3:07 PM on January 29, 2004


Whales of Mass Destruction surely?
posted by inpHilltr8r at 3:07 PM on January 29, 2004


y6y6y6, this is just so ... so ... you. Whale fall down go boom, y6cubed is there to laugh at the serendipity of it all. (Seriously [this is good])

"Yep they blowed it up ... blowed it up REAL good!"
posted by Wulfgar! at 3:23 PM on January 29, 2004


I found a couple more pictures of the Tainan Incident on Yahoo.
1|2|3
posted by car_bomb at 3:35 PM on January 29, 2004


Oops. This should be the link for #1.
posted by car_bomb at 3:37 PM on January 29, 2004


I wanna see video of the Taiwan whale explosion.
posted by wsg at 6:48 PM on January 29, 2004


NewsFilter.




(kidding) Thanks, y6.
posted by msacheson at 7:36 PM on January 29, 2004


inpHilltr8r, you are correct, sir.
posted by theora55 at 7:39 PM on January 29, 2004


what, no Douglas Adams references yet?
posted by jacobsee at 8:08 PM on January 29, 2004


Favourite headline: "Thar she blows!"
posted by carter at 9:48 PM on January 29, 2004


Damn cetacian homicide bombers.
posted by AstroGuy at 10:37 PM on January 29, 2004


jacobsee, i was thinking the same thing, but it could just be the scotch.
posted by th3ph17 at 11:34 PM on January 29, 2004


If only Dame Vera Lynne had been there to immortalise the sheer unexpectedness of the moment in song. All together now,

"Whale meat again, don't know where, don't know when..."
posted by Pericles at 1:52 AM on January 30, 2004


Exploding Sperm Whale? Holy Bukkake Batman!
posted by ElvisJesus at 4:24 AM on January 30, 2004


....some sunny day....KA-BOOM
posted by clavdivs at 7:46 AM on January 30, 2004


Note to self - Never post Geocities sites to the front of MetaFilter. Sorry. Sorry sorry sorry.......
posted by y6y6y6 at 8:48 AM on January 30, 2004


Here's a better link.......

Bad y6. Bad.
posted by y6y6y6 at 8:58 AM on January 30, 2004


Can you just imagine being on the street when this happened. Just the whale going by on a truck is surreal enough. Then BOOM Stinking flesh everywhere.

I'd never leave the house again.
posted by Mitheral at 1:01 PM on January 30, 2004


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