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Happy 45th Exploding Whale Day!

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

We’ll be covering all the festivities of the 45th anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale! Don’t miss out on the fun! ‘A whale of a problem’: 45th anniversary of a dynamite idea – KVAL Happy 45th Anniversary, Exploding Whale – EarthTouch ‘My car!’: Eugene man recalls ‘whale of a deal’ family got on car in 1970 […]

Sufjan Steven’s song “Exploding Whale” now available online

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Prolific singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens’ tour-only song “Exploding Whale” has made its way online. As Stevens says in the song, “Embrace the epic fail / Of my exploding whale.” Listen here first: Spin magazine and several other sites are also covering the release: Sufjan Stevens Shows Off His Electronic Side on ‘Exploding Whale’ – Spin Listen […]

Happy 43rd Exploding Whale Day!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Today — November 12, 2013 — marks the 43rd anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale. So, Happy Exploding Whale Day to you! Of course, we’re all missing George Thornton, the Oregon highway engineer most responsible for the infamous blubber blast. He passed away just over two weeks ago. Alas, life goes on. And occasionally we even […]

It’s that time of year again….

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Just a quick note to wish you all a… Happy 42nd Exploding Whale Day!  

41st Anniversary!

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Happy Exploding Whale Day! Today is the 41st anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale!

40th anniversary wrap-up

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

All 40th anniversary content has been archived on our new 40th anniversary page. This includes several news articles, still images, and three videos. 40th anniversary articles & videos –

40th anniversary of the Exploding Whale

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010, marks the 40th anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale. Please take a moment to reflect. Dynamite idea 40 years ago blew up into a whale of a story (video) – KVAL ‘We almost didn’t get it on air’ (video) – KATU 40th Anniversary of the Exploding Whale (includes video)– KATU AM Northwest […]

38th Anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Today, November 12, 2008, is the 38th anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale. Some years this date almost passes by unnoticed. But not this year. It is perhaps because the events of this day in 1970 stand in such dramatic contrast to the many truly serious events and changes currently taking place in the world — […]