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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 […]

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 […]

The 35th anniversary is here!

Saturday, November 12th, 2005

Happy 35th anniversary to Oregon’s Exploding Whale! I think Bob Welch put it best in his recent column: This story isn’t about death. It’s about a whale that refuses to die. A whale that lives on. Lives on indeed! News coverage of the anniversary continues… Bob Welch: Tale of flying blubber keeps bubbling up – […]

Welcome, Register-Guard readers!

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

We just want to extend a warm welcome to our fellow Oregonians who are visiting our new and improved Exploding Whale website after reading Bob Welch‘s column in today’s Register-Guard newspaper. The column profiles this website in honor of this Saturday’s 35th anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale (November 12, 2005). We’re very excited that you […]

2 weeks to go!

Friday, October 28th, 2005

The official launch of is just 2 weeks away and will roughly coincide with the 35th anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale on Saturday, November 12, 2005! This site will go live a couple days earlier on Thursday, November 10, 2005.

35th Anniversary Approaching

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

With the 35th anniversary of the Exploding Whale rapidly approaching, I’ve renewed my efforts on getting this new site up and running. If all goes as planned, the new site will be released in conjunction with the anniversary. And there’s at least one other surprise in order that will be coordinated with the anniversary and […]