Residents of a town on Canada's Newfoundland island fear a blue whale carcass that washed up on its boardwalk last week could explode at any time.
The body is bloated with methane gas caused by decomposition and will soon reek, regardless of whether it explodes or not.
They would be well advised not to dispose of it by intentionally blowing it up like they did in Oregon as shown in the video shown above.
That ill advised attempt sent giant pieces of whale carcass splattering across the beach and spectators. No one was seriously hurt but cars were damaged as large chunks of whale blubber fell from the sky after the explosion.
It gave a whole new meaning to the phrase from the 1800‘s classical novel Moby-Dick.