Archive for November, 2006

The 5th most-watched web video

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Earlier this year, we pointed out an article that suggested that the Exploding Whale may have been the first example of a viral video. Now the BBC is reporting that our beloved Exploding Whale video — which you can watch right here — is the fifth most watched viral video on the web! On the […]

Aquarium of the Pacific

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA. In the main hall is a life-size model of a blue whale, which is believed to be the largest animal to have ever lived on Earth. According to Wikipedia, the model is 88 feet long and represents the average […]

36th Anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

Just a quick blurb to make sure that the 36th anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale does not go unnoticed. It was on November 12, 1970, that the Oregon Highway Division detonated a half-ton of dynamite around the rotting carcass of a sperm whale… and made history. The date also marks the first anniversary of our […]

Another Dead Fin Whale in Washington

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Oregon’s Exploding Whale was once again mentioned in a news story about the arrival of a 50-foot whale carcass to the Port of Everett in Washington State. The advanced state of decay initially made it difficult to identify the type of whale, though experts now believe it was a fin whale. This is the second […]