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« on: 30/11/2013 16:26:31 »
Whale corpse explodes ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X0hq0ug9q4

[ A good job the biologist wasn't smoking a cigarette at the time ]

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« Reply #1 on: 30/11/2013 20:13:37 »
Apparently, however, it is best to release the methane gas BEFORE transporting the whale.
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=957.msg8130#msg8130

And, if you need a lesson on the conservation of matter, this is what Oregonians do with their dead whales.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vmnq5dBF7Y

It looks like the Faroe Islands "explosion" was intentional, to avoid an uncontrolled explosion as happened in Taiwan, above.  I'm surprised the person cutting it open wasn't wearing a full face mask.

Still, the Oregon solution of a half a ton of dynamite makes a much more spectacular whale explosion.
« Last Edit: 01/12/2013 04:07:23 by CliffordK »