"Monster worm" found in Vietnam


#1

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#2

Nessie?


#3

I’ll take “dead whale”, with a side bet on “viral marketing for a new videogame”.


#4

Excellent! My complete lack of rhythm is now a valuable adaptive-fitness-enhancing feature!


#5

if you walk without rhythm, huh, you’ll never learn


#6

Yeah, its a dead whale you can see the blowhole at the beginning. Beware the wrath of the outsider.


#7

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

The question is “how did a whale tunnel so far inland?”


#9

Sinkholes and soil liquefaction would be my guess. Also, fracking.


#10

The article doesn’t even mention the bowl of petunias found next to it.


#11

McDonalds


#12

#13

Oh no, not again…


#14

at least they didn’t try to remove it with dynamite


#15

It is McRib season again, is it not? People go CRAZY over those things…


#16

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

Indeed a whale, but a worm whale.


#18

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

So long and thanks for all the fish?


#20

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.