It’s 50 years since the Oregon Highway Division blew up this whale and caused a blubber storm!


Watch this! The infamous Exploding Whale of November 1970, when the Oregon Highway Division (now the Oregon Department of Transportation) blew up a decaying sperm whale with dynamite in an attempt to dispose of its rotting carcass. Footage from November 9th, 1970 with Paul Linnman’s original exploding whale news report including the mad dash as massive lumps of stinking blubber descended over a vast area of dunes.