Oregon’s infamous whale explosion occurred on this day 49 years ago

It was the whale explosion seen ‘round the world. Today, November 12, 2019, marks the 49th anniversary of KATU’s infamous whale explosion.

When a 45-foot, 8-ton whale washed ashore on a beach near Florence in November 1970, the Department of Transportation had a stinky situation on its hands. They had to figure out what to do with the massive corpse.

Source: Oregon’s infamous whale explosion occurred on this day 49 years ago | KATU