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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Things to Avoid: Norway

Trust me on this one.
The rotting cadaver of a dead whale was floating in a west coast fjord on Wednesday, sending a foul odor over the area while officials worried it could explode at any time.

"Well, I wouldn't exactly call it an explosion, but it can be like an enormous fart," said Tore Haug of the Norwegian Marine Research Institute in Bergen.

He warned emergency crews trying to tow the cadaver out of the fjord that gases built up in the dead whale's stomach could cause a blowout.

"It would be quite unpleasant if the stomach blows up," Haug told web site bt.no. "It's not very nice to have rotten whale parts showering over you."
Indeed. More here.

Unrelated mammalia sidenote: Cattle gallstone thieves.

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