One of our biggest stories last week was the one about the dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Canada, Trout River, Newfoundland, to be  precise. The point of the story was the growing concern that as the whale carcass deteriorated, gasses would build up inside the huge beast and it could, literally, explode!

Well, after that we were inundated by listeners, calling to tell us that this is quit common when whales die and wash ashore, and pointing us to this particular YouTube video.

Think of it as 'Exploding Whales Greatest Hits', including the Oregon incident of a quarter century ago, when town fathers decided to mitigate their 'whale problem' with more than a hundred pounds of dynamite. Needless to say - and as you'll see - dead whales and explosives don't mix.