So I guess this "exploding whale" was a well-known incident, but I have never heard about it or seen the footage. But 50 years ago, the highway patrol in Oregon decided to use a HALF-TON OF DYNAMITE to remove the dead body of an 8-ton beached whale. Turns out that was WAY TOO MUCH dynamite, and when the body exploded, it sent pieces everywhere... as far as a quarter-mile away! Some of the pieces even crushed cars!!
Well for the 50th anniversary of the incident, they remastered the video of it. And it is INSANE!! (Watch the insane video)
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