Archive for June, 2008

Bevy of bystanders beholds birth of baby beluga in BC

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

And now for the very best kind of “exploding” whale… From BBC News: After 15 months of pregnancy, Qila the Vancouver Aquarium’s 12-year-old beluga whale has given birth to her first calf. The birth was captured live by television cameras. Qila was the first beluga whale to be conceived and born in a Canadian aquarium. […]

“The Onion” riffs on exploding whales

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

In a long-lost piece written from the perspective of happy homemaker Patricia Halsworthy, the venerable satirists at The Onion let loose on the “have fun or else” mentality of the modern family vacation in… “I Refuse To Let Some Beached Whale Ruin Our Family Outing” The story is relayed as Patricia’s side of a conversation […]