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This story is several years old, but I just stumbled across it over at The Fail Blog. The MSNBC story spells out the cause:

The 56-foot-long whale had been on a truck headed for a necropsy by researchers, when gases from internal decay caused its entrails to explode in the southern city of Tainan.

Ok, that explains the exploding whale, so case closed, right?  No, then things just get weird:

Once moved to a nearby nature preserve, the male specimen — the largest whale ever recorded in Taiwan — drew the attention of locals because of its large penis, measured at some five feet, the Taipei Times reported.

“More than 100 Tainan city residents, mostly men, have reportedly gone to see the corpse to ‘experience’ the size of its penis,” the newspaper reported.

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Written by Scott

April 1, 2008 at 11:23 am

Posted in News, Science

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