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eddstarr
Let's say a dead whale washes up on the beach. Doesn't take long for the smell to reach people living nearby. So how do you get rid of a dead whale washed up on the beach?

In November 1970 an engineer from the Oregon State Transportation Department thought dynamite, lots of dynamite would do the trick.

So watch what happens when you explode a dead whale!



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Vaporman87

I recall seeing this elsewhere on the internet some years back. Quite the solution, wouldn’t you say? ...

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Linux_Sage
Ah I vaguely remember that. I guess they forgot about the whole "What goes up must come down" bit
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eddstarr
I was living in Virginia at the time and remember seeing a news clip about this on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.Local media here in the Pacific Northwest always re-tell this story every year about this time.
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