45th anniversary of crushing cars with 16,000lbs of whale blubber!

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/18/2021

45 years ago some scientists thought it was a good idea to blow up a beached whale with way too much dynamite, as they loaded the TNT bystanders started to gather. By the time they were ready to go boom they had moved all of the bystanders a 1/4 mile away thinking the blubber would never make it that far no matter how big the blast was.

Sadly they were very wrong. As the explosion took place people were in awe of what just happen. What they weren’t expecting was the massive amounts of whale blubber that started raining down on them. Now things are getting disgusting! As people start to run from the flying blubber more and more starts faling down on them.

Luckily nobody was seriously injured during the blast. We can’t say that about some of the vehicles in the blasts radius. The video shows a few cars with the roofs completly caved in from the huge chunks of whale blubber! Don’t believe it? See for yourself in the video below!

It's the 45th anniversary of the infamous exploding whale. Here's the 1970 video with KATU's Paul Linnman:

Posted by KATU News on Thursday, November 12, 2015