not strictly ceph unless you can see one on a motorbike!!!

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  1. Scouse

    Scouse Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    ok this isnt ceph but i thought it was a bit bonkers, have a quick read an gander at the photo's....

    (its acually just worth lookin at to compare their size to everyday things)

    A dead, 50-tonne sperm whale exploded in a busy street in
    Taiwan, showering passers-by in blubber, blood and innards. The 17-metre
    whale died after beaching itself and was being hauled to a research station
    through Tainan City on Wednesday on a flat-bed truck. Television reports
    showed a pavement, street and several parked cars covered in dead whale
    fallout. "What a stinking mess! This blood and other stuff that blew out on
    the road is disgusting, and the smell is really awful," said one resident
    quoted by the etaiwannews.com website. The explosion was caused by a
    build-up of gasses in the decomposing carcass. "When the pressure build-up
    was too great, the whale's belly just exploded and spilled blood and the
    innards on the street," the website said, quoting National Cheng Kung
    University marine biologist Professor Wang Chien-ping. Many people had
    reportedly gathered along the road to film and take photos of the dead whale
    en route to the research centre where an autopsy was to be performed.
    Authorities were also planning to preserve the mammal, the largest whale
    ever to wash up on Taiwan's shores Apparently, even after the explosion,
    enough of the whale remained intact and authorities still intend to preserve
    the remains of the remains. The whale was discovered along a stretch of
    nearby coast on Saturday. According to reports, it took 13 hours, three
    large lifting cranes and 50 workers to load the whale on the trailer truck
    for its final journey.
     
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    Well actually this came up in two previous threads though I can't remember which ones they were.
     
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    ohh dear im behine the times!!! never mind :lol:
     
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    Your pictures are better, though. :)
     
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    Yea, I've never seen the 2nd pic. Talk about corpse explotion :P . I guess the people were quite annoyed. Who's wise idea was it to take it through the city? The smell alone would be more than enough to deter most people.
     
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    i agree!! absolutly nuts!!!

    you can imagine it cant ya... "go on son, here's a bit of rope, stick on that lorry an we'll be off, quicker you do it the quicker we can get home!!!" :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    ahh nice one Melissa!!

    Couldnt see any pics on there but liked the story about the teacher feedin the kids tin foil, ha ha!!! really bad but funny!!!

    We had a teacher in our school who if you yawned in his class he made you walk round the whole of the school, he opened all the windows so it was freezin an made the 'yawner' work from the outside of the window ledge!!! nuts!!! :lol: :bugout: :lol:
     
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    Doesnt it seem weird that it exploded at the spine? :?
     
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    i thought that as well!!! bizarre!!?!?!?!

    an the classic fact that if it was gunna be put on display you'd think they would of bothered to stop the tail from draggin down the road behind the truck!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    I think maybe the spine's where most of the decay occured and hence where the most carbon dioxide developed.

    I guess its easy to see the tail mistake on hindsight, but they should really think about getting more common sense.

    Teachers..........ah........what a**holes some of them can be.
     

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