(Yuck!) The Worldwide Appeal of Rotting Whale Carcass Tourism

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    There was one in Hawaii that they finally got on a truck to take to the research center. Unfortunately it fell off the truck on a highway. What a mess and stink.
     
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    Of course this would be a big draw for the residents of Trout RIver. Have you ever seen the usual size of a trout? If that's all the people of this village are used to seeing, then this would be a massive event.

    A TV station here in the frozen north last night said they think the whale was killed by getting crushed between icebergs, if that's possible. But with the carcass now a bit expanded and still expanding, it may be a bit too late to go poking around it looking for answers.
     
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    Don't say I didn't warn you! Actually the whale appears fo be slightly deflating, so there must be a leak of methane gas somwhere. Not a good idea to walk up close for a better view while lighting a ciggie. A few years back a dead whale was purposely exploded on a beach somewhere to make it easier to remove, and the ensuing mess all over the place wasn't pretty to say the least, as some of the spectators nearby also got covered with the bits and pieces of blubber.

    Word up here is that a museum in Canada would like to have the entire whale's skeleton if it can be salvaged, and the government is looking into seeing if they can do that safely.
     

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