#1 By: Rob Beschizza, November 22nd, 2013 08:58
#2 By: slickhead, November 22nd, 2013 09:06
#3 By: Angus M, November 22nd, 2013 09:16
I'll take "dead whale", with a side bet on "viral marketing for a new videogame".
#4 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, November 22nd, 2013 09:17
Excellent! My complete lack of rhythm is now a valuable adaptive-fitness-enhancing feature!
#5 By: Acer Platanoides , November 22nd, 2013 09:18
if you walk without rhythm, huh, you'll never learn
#6 By: Justin G Pappas, November 22nd, 2013 09:18
Yeah, its a dead whale you can see the blowhole at the beginning. Beware the wrath of the outsider.
#7 By: Bryan William Jones, November 22nd, 2013 09:30
Its a juvenile blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus). The positioning of the dorsal fin, the pectoral fins and the baleen underneath the jaw pretty much confirms it.
#8 By: Tim, November 22nd, 2013 09:52
The question is "how did a whale tunnel so far inland?"
#9 By: Maurice Reeves, November 22nd, 2013 09:55
Sinkholes and soil liquefaction would be my guess. Also, fracking.
#10 By: Daniel Johnson, November 22nd, 2013 10:00
The article doesn't even mention the bowl of petunias found next to it.
#11 By: Stefan Jones, November 22nd, 2013 10:00
#12 By: Donovan Acree, November 22nd, 2013 10:03
#13 By: Shane_Simmons, November 22nd, 2013 10:24
#14 By: Jason_Bass, November 22nd, 2013 11:01
at least they didn't try to remove it with dynamite
#15 By: Maurice Reeves, November 22nd, 2013 11:05
It is McRib season again, is it not? People go CRAZY over those things...
#16 By: Eric Wagner, November 22nd, 2013 11:42
Why would authorities drag a whale inland and tell people it was a giant worm? I don't see how it could be anything but a whale.
#17 By: Marlborotestmonkey7, November 22nd, 2013 13:01
Indeed a whale, but a worm whale.
#18 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, November 22nd, 2013 13:49
Quantum tunneling. As that relies on the wave/particle duality, it is usually not seen in objects of nearly that mass (with the largest laboratory demonstrations being carbon fullerenes, and photons being the usual victims); but aquatic mammals are atypically adept at expressing wave behavior.
The math is pretty ugly; but I assure you that the physics are sound*
#19 By: Wrecksdart, November 22nd, 2013 15:54
So long and thanks for all the fish?
#20 By: Jake Boone, November 22nd, 2013 16:23
I don't see much reason to conclude that it's actually "inland." The tires of the trailer appear to be partially submerged in water; if the cameraman turned around, I suspect we'd see the ocean.
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