It Stinks When You Can’t Stop Blubbering

In 1970, the Oregon Highway Department had a whale of a problem on its hands: an 8-ton, dead gray whale washed up on the beach and they didn’t know what to do with it.  When it started to smell, they decided the best way to dispose of the carcass was to blow it up so sea gulls and land crabs could carry off the pieces.

But how much dynamite would it take to blow up a dead whale and where would they place the explosives for maximum effect?  The following clip shows how the guys solved the problem and it isn’t pretty.

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