50 Ton Whale Explodes Over Pedestrians And Cars In Taiwan

In a very unexpected happening, a 50 ton whale exploded over pedestrians and drivers on this day 18 years ago.

The pedestrians and drivers were completely covered in a mix of blood, organs and flesh when the incident happened. 

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The massive 50 ton dead sperm whale was being towed through the busy streets of Tainan, Taiwan, when it exploded.

After the explosion, the blood, flesh and organs of the whale was found in almost every busy streets of Tainan and the images of the horrifying incident were pretty scary that people often compare it with a horror movie. 

The incident that we are talking about happened on January 26, 2004. 

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The dead whale was collected from a beach in Taiwan and was being taken to a research center, where researchers and students would have been using it for educational and research purposes. 

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Pictures of the horrifying scene showed locals wearing heavy masks as they were cleaning up the mess that was left by the horrifying explosion. 

The good thing about this is that marine biologists managed to put the whale together despite it exploding and managed to continue their planned research with the 50 ton whale. 

Wang Chien-Ping, a professor at the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, was the one who took over the case when the explosion happened. 

At the time, Professor Wang said that the sperm whale weighed a whopping 50 tons and was just 17 meters in length. 

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National Cheng Kung University in Tainan

It is the largest whale that was ever recorded in Taiwan. 

Talking about the whale, Professor Wang said:

Because of the natural decomposing process, a lot of gasses accumulated, and when the pressure build-up was too great, the whale’s belly exploded.

It took the authorities to get the whale on the trailer around 13 hours. 

A total of 3 cranes and 50 professional workers were involved in the rescue and cleaning mission after the whale exploded.

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