Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Balene e zebre

"In 1970, Portland TV reporter Paul Linuman and his crew recorded highway workers destroying a dead, beached whale with cases of dynamite. "The humor of the situation gave way to a run for survival as huge chunks of whale blubber fell everywhere," Linnman explained in the aftermath of the blast. One chunk of blubber crushed a car parked more than a quarter-mile away. This site archives the frighteningly funny news clip".

Hackstadt.com - Exploding Whale: "Even though the exploding whale event took place in 1970, Dave Barry didn't actually hear about it until 1990, after which the incident began to receive much broader attention. The story was considered an urban legend by most people, though. By 1994 the exploding whale had worked its way onto the Internet in the form of an uncredited version of Dave Barry's article. Amazingly, many news bureaus actually reported the incident as though it had just happened."

Una storia anni '70, riemersa venti anni dopo e arrivata fino a me via The Piton.

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