It was a dirty job, but Bjarni Mikkelsen, a marine biologist at the National Museum of the Faroe Islands, had to do it.
After two whales died this week near the Faroe Islands, the government wanted to use one of the skeletons in the National Museum. So Mikkelsen began the first step of cutting the animal’s gut open. But little did he expect that it would explode in his face.
“The animal was more than two days old when we took it so we knew there would be some pressure on the inside, but nothing like what happened,” he told the Daily Mail.
I’m ambivalent about this.
On the one hand: “Haha!”
On the other: “Oh dear God no”
My friends and I had a long dinner conversation trying to decide what job title you needed to explode dead whales that wash up on the beach.
little did we know they explode all on their own.
Back when whale oil was a big thing one of the hazards of working int hat industry was whale corpses exploding on you.
One person wrote of how dangerous it was when the gasses built up and a female that was pregnant could explode, launching a fetus the size of a car at you.
It would make for a pretty badass obituary though.
"Killed when hit by an exploding whale’s unborn calf travelling at 100 mph."
TODAY AT THE MALL THIS GUY COMES UP TO ME AND GOES “wow you are the most beautiful person I have ever seen in my entire life” and I was so startled and confused and panicked that in the most monotoned voice ever I responded “do you like fall out boy”
if i had the power to control time i would probably just use it to sleep more
When Oscar Wilde was asked to list his 100 favourite books he said he couldn’t because “I have only written five”.
Don’t forget his famous last words:
“Either this wallpaper goes, or I do.”
You, I like.
Also “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”
And “Sometimes I’m so clever I have no idea what i’m saying.”
"Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes"