DailyDirt: Dead Body Removal
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There's the old saying that "when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." But how is it that when you have big dead animals to get rid of, people reach for dynamite? Clearly, people just like to blow things up.
- The Colorado Forest service wants to remove six frozen cows from a mountain cabin, and they've looked into using explosives to try to get rid of these carcasses. There's a bit of urgency for removing these frozen cows because if they aren't removed soon, they'll thaw out, decay and potentially ruin a popular hot springs attraction nearby. [url]
- The infamous "Oregon Whale" isn't an urban legend. In 1970, the Oregon Dept. of Transportation tried to vaporize a beached sperm whale, but the explosion just created a big, smelly mess. [url]
- The US Department of Agriculture actually has an official procedure for "Obliterating Animal Carcasses With Explosives" published in 1995. So that makes everything cool—don't forget to put on your goggles. [url]
- To find some more bizarre/crazy stuff, check out some things that other StumbleUpon users have found. [url]