Video: Sperm whale explodes
Warning: This video contains graphic content
Wednesday 27 November 2013
If you thought you had a tough job then it's nothing compared to this man. He started cutting open a dead sperm whale only for it to explode violently in his face.
The unfortunate man can be seen trying to slice the belly of the deceased beast only for it to suddenly burst open and the contents of its stomach to spill out.
The stomach-churning incident took place in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic and was caught on camera. From the footage it appears that the man released a trapped pocket of gas from the sperm whale's stomach.
Understandably, the man dashes away to avoid getting hit and seems to be unharmed if a little shaken. He was wearing protective clothing which stopped him getting covered in the whale's innards.
According to the video, description the whale dies of natural causes.
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