The next time you’re griping about your job, stop for a moment, and think of marine biologist Bjarne Mikkelsen. When a sperm whale took its last sperm whale breath earlier this week, died, and washed up on a Faroe Island beach (it’s about halfway between Iceland and Norway), Mikkelsen was called in to cut open the corpse.
Apparently, the islands’ 50,000-strong Danish community wanted to use the whale’s skeleton in a museum.
The whale had been dead for a couple of days, so everyone knew there would be a build-up of gas. However, it’s unlikely anyone could have anticipated this. Can you say whale bomb?
Warning: this video is not for the squeamish.