It’s Friday. We could be discussing Trump’s latest round of cabinet picks, getting angry with the media for over-inflating some less desirable details about our new administration’s past, but instead, I’ve decided to share with you one of the best news stories ever — the case of the exploding whale.

When an eight ton whale washed ashore near Florence, Oregon, the local highway department found themselves stuck, unsure of how to remove the giant, stinky once-whale.

Haul it off? Nah. Cut it up? No one wanted that job. Blow it up? YES. BLOW IT UP. Using 20 cases of dynamite, news crews filmed as the glorious sea creature was blown to smithereens.

Officials hoped that if they used enough dynamite, the carcass would disintegrate and seagulls and other scavengers would clean up what remained.

That’s not exactly how it worked out though…

Imagine explaining that one to the insurance adjuster.

[h/t to our friend from Louisiana for unearthing this gem]

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