This Twitter Manager Is Using A Whale Blown Up In The 1970s As A Lesson On Coronavirus

The Doncaster Council Twitter account manager posted a historical analogy about how the 1970 Oregon exploding whale can teach us 3 lessons about the coronavirus

Back in 1970, news reporter Paul Linnman who covered the story stated that “ the blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds.” Not only was part of the whale still intact, but the explosion also scared away the birds that officials had hoped would eat the chunkified remains.

“It might be concluded that, should a whale ever be washed ashore in Lane County again, those in charge will not only remember what to do, they’ll certainly remember what not to do,” Linnman said. In fact, US officials learned from their mistakes. So when 41 sperm whales beached nearby in 1979, they were burned and buried. No more messing with explosions.

Here’s the full news report from 1970

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