It's the 47th Anniversary of That Time Oregon Blew up a Whale

And the whole thing was caught on tape!

November 12, 2017

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On a November day in 1970, KATU covered the "disposal" of a dead, beached whale on the Oregon coast. The whale had recently washed up on the shore and dynamite (for some strange reason) was chosen as the best way to get rid of it. The explosion didn't quite go as planned, but it did give me my new favorite vocal warm up: "THE BLAST BLASTED BLUBBER BEYOND ALL BELIEVABLE BOUNDS!" 

Watch this amazing news broadcast to relive this incredible moment in Oregon history: