Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

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All 40th anniversary content has been archived on our new 40th anniversary page.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 – TheExplodingWhale.com

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 — [...]

New Exploding Whale Locator Map!

Friday, October 10th, 2008

We are excited to announce the second generation Exploding Whale Locator Map featuring Google Maps technology. As the explosions have continued since our original locator map was built, we longed for a more flexible approach that would allow the map to be updated quickly and easily. Google Maps’ My Maps feature was the perfect solution. [...]

37th Anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale

Monday, November 12th, 2007

On this, the 37th anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale, let us engage in a little thought experiment. For a moment, just pause and reflect upon all those things in your life that you take way too seriously… that cause you to lose sleep or to sleep too much… that create stress and anxiety in your [...]