The giant sperm whale exploded in transit on city street

29.01.2004

The giant sperm whale exploded in transit on city street

29.01.2004


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An incredible sight could watch Tuesday residents of Taiwan Tainan — the explosion of a giant sperm whale. A huge 17-meter carcass weight of 50 tons were transported to a science lab for an autopsy on an open platform. And in that moment, when the platform with the tractor drove through the streets of the city, the carcass suddenly exploded under the pressure of gases cadaver. Scraps of meat, intestines, fat and blood clots settled on nearby parked cars and shop windows.

On the streets of a crowd of people with cameras and video cameras to capture the unusual sight — transport sperm whale. The spectacle was more than worthy, and after the explosion of the shop owners and residents had to arm themselves with gauze masks and scrubbing blood and animal remains from windows and walls. "How is this manure stinks! Blood and other rubbish — all fell out on the road, and it's disgusting, and the smell is awful," — says one of the city's residents.

As the eTaiwanNews, this greatest of sperm whales caught in Taiwan was sent to a special research station: the territory of the National University of tractor with body guards did not miss. On spetsstantsii Shi-Tsao corpse of a sperm whale had to cut the company of marine biologists and taxidermists.

The animal was found dying at one of the beaches in the area Yonglin Saturday. Professor Wang Chin Pin, who ordered to take the carcass to spetsstantsiyu in order to enable it to serve as a scientific and educational purposes, said: "The animal was nearly dead when someone found it washed up on the beach … The decomposition process has led to the formation of a large amounts of gases, and when the pressure become excessive, the carcass exploded, scattering blood and guts on the street. "

Wang said that the carcass is left is enough to continue the transportation and dissect a sperm whale. Indeed, the post midway venture would be a shame: the sperm whale was loaded on the platform 13 hours, which used the 3 huge crane and work 50 workers.

Battery News, 28.01.2004 13:40
Source: NEWSru.com

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