Exploding-whale day: the 45th anniversary

Today, reportedly, is the 45th anniversary of the famous exploding whale. The event was documented in this KATU television report, in 1970:

The announcer summarized, firsthand,┬áthe fallout: “However, everyone on the scene was covered with small particle of dead whale.”

Now, people have built an entire business, or at least a web site, on the memory of that explosion.

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