In a time before Dana (basically anything pre 1980’s), wait, there was a time pre-DP? Anyway, at dinner tonite the exploding whale topic came up, and sure enough, there’s good ole youtube to share the tale with those of us who had the good fortune to be born during the Reagan administration.
Basically, a whale washed ashore in November of 1970 and died. It was fascinating til it started to stink up the place. So naturally, the solution that was decided upon was to blow up the whale with dynamite. Obviously this has youtube written all over it, even in the prehistoric dinosaur era of the 1970s.
the best part.. it’s on WIKIPEDIA! (which incidentally, is NOT a newssource). You know you’ve reached the peak of fame when you make wiki.
“It might be concluded that should a whale ever be washed ashore in Lane County again, those in charge will not only remember what to do, they’ll certainly remember what not to do.”