Thursday, June 7, 2007

A rotting, 56-foot sperm whale exploded in the street

A 56-foot sperm whale's insides lie strewn about after its belly burst due to decomposition while being transported to the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan in southern Taiwan on January 26, 2004. The whale ran aground and died on a beach in the southwestern county of Yunlin on January 17. (Taiwan Apple daily via Reuters)



A truck carries the corpse of a 17-meter sperm whale to the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan in southern Taiwan for an autopsy, January 26, 2004. The whale ran aground and died on a beach in the southwestern county of Yunlin on January 17. Due to internal decomposition, the whale's organs burst from its belly on the way to university's laboratory. Picture taken January 26, 2004. REUTERS/Taiwan Apple Daily

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