November 28, 2013

"In the video below, you'll see a local boffin get to work digging for bones with a nasty hook/knife implement."

"At this point cunning Reg readers are probably thinking that a very large, rather dead, creature is going to have rather a lot of gas trapped somewhere within its innards. And that if the organ containing said gas isn't handled well, nasty things may result. Let's roll tape to put that hypothesis to the test...."



Oh, quiet down. It's not like you weren't warned. I know it's Thanksgiving. Maybe you'll be deterred from overeating, and this is one more thing to be thankful for.

10 comments:

tim maguire said...

He looks clean as he runs away. Oh well.

YoungHegelian said...

I suspect that whale had been dead for some time. Longer than the dissection team thought, at least.

john said...

Pardon me monsieur. Just one wafer thin mint.

Oso Negro said...

Funny, I just finished reading Moby Dick about a week ago.

Paul said...

Damn... like over inflating a car tire and it blows up.

It can be fatal!!!

Rusty said...

Did they find the golden ticket?

EIA said...

It actually strikes me as quite dangerous. The sharp flensing knife was violently blown out of his hands, could have injured/killed him or anyone else in it's path. Looks like he was ok (other than the smell). He is a lucky man.

EDH said...

Maybe you'll be deterred from overeating, and this is one more thing to be thankful for.

Nope. That's me tomorrow morning.

paul a'barge said...

Leave the whales alone, morons thugs.

C Stanley said...

Had a similar experience performing a necropsy on a cow that had been dead in the field for a week during July in Lousiana. The video doesn't capture the smell, fortunately.

The necropsy was obviously pointless, but it was "policy" at the vet school, so naturally common sense could not prevail.