Tiny Town Worried Big Whale Will Expode

Boom. Big badda boom. Trigger warning: Journo calls the whale a fish.

Via eCanadaNow:

Trout River, Newfoundland – This tiny town of population 688 quite literally has a big whale of problem to deal with in the form of a blue whale that washed to shore a week ago. The whale measures 25 meters (81 feet) in length and will be quite the chore to clean up and dispose. In fact, the local government believes it is the job of the federal government to handle, but the feds have told the town it’s their problem. In response, they have stated that the community does not have the resources to handle such a large problem. That was certainly the case when the whale washed ashore and it is has become a worse problem since it became bloating with methane gas.

As of this time, the whale’s girth has more than doubled and there is a legitimate fear that it could explode. However legitimate the combustive fears are hasn’t stopped people from visiting the town to ogle the fish. Trout River resides on the grounds of the Gros Morne National Park and regularly draws tourists. Now, people are coming to see the spectacle of the greatly expanded blue whale. This past November, a sperm whale washed ashore on the Faroe Islands and it exploded. Albeit that explosion came as scientists were attempting to cut the whale into pieces for both removal and observation. Sadly, a pocket of methane gas was pierced causing the pent up innards to gush out like a volcano in what would certainly have thrilled middle school boys. Needless to say, it didn’t leave the area smelling pretty.

 

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  • Ted Heistman

    Jonah the Journo

  • Rhoid Rager

    Real men who pierce whale gut smoke pipes.

    • Number1Framer

      Please stop. I come here for interesting stories, not to be tempted by sweet, sexy pornography.

  • Mr Grim

    “… hasn’t stopped people from visiting the town to ogle the fish.”

    The fish.

    Journalism at its finest folks.

  • InfvoCuernos

    Am I the only one that made the thppppppppppppp! raspberry sound when all those guts started jumping out? I must have watched this 10 times now. I am disappointingly easy to entertain.

  • PKYINK

    If you haven’t seen a picture or video of the whale their talking about in the story definitely google that shit. Its literally a giant rippled balloon bobbing around in the water.

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