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Nov 24, 2020 - 7:48:18 PM

Owen

Canada

7424 posts since 6/5/2011

Well maybe more memorable than happy..... or, truth be told, maybe more forgettable???

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/covid-19-trial-volunteer-jonathan-salk-on-vaccine-patents-toy-story-turns-25-d-d-tackles-racism-and-more-1.5809626/50-years-ago-oregon-state-officials-blew-up-a-whale-and-led-a-news-reporter-to-infamy-1.5809633?fbclid=IwAR1ZhdYLQMyljv8jT01YB_moLmZ3pYPZmmcsCJmApad1geY4hRJ1Ov8Mhas

Edit: I'm reminded of a story a brother of mine told me from when he worked in Vancouver in the late 50s.  I could be sketchy on the details.... maybe Donc or ??? can provide corrections.  As I heard it there was a ceremonial cannon downtown [Gastown??] that was fired each summer evening at some specified time.  Apparently unbeknownst to the "operators" one day somebody put a rock down into the barrel.... the story I recall was that the rock went thru a service station sign across the intersection [or park??].... thankfully no personal injuries.

Edited by - Owen on 11/24/2020 20:03:54

Nov 25, 2020 - 12:32:21 AM
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I remember seeing that video some years ago - what were they thinking smiley.  I bet that beach was very popular with the local bird life for quite some time.

some years back, a dead whale washed up the tidal river where my dad lives.  It spent a couple of weeks floating several miles up and downstream on the tide whilst the Environment Agency (look after rivers) and local council had a bun fight about who's responsibility it was.  Luckily for the both of them there was either a large downpour of rain or big tide and off it floated back to see - just like free Willy , but dead.   It was funny to see, 1 because it was a whale and 2 my dad must be 30 miles inland, yet still, every once in a while, he'll look out of the window and see a seal bobbing about in the water.

Nov 25, 2020 - 7:06:44 AM
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Paul R

Canada

13640 posts since 1/28/2010

That whale blowed up real good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHkvD7-u7y8

Nov 25, 2020 - 8:09:59 AM
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DC5

USA

15879 posts since 6/30/2015

The Simpsons did a great job on this too.
youtube.com/watch?v=m-5ZOphYXew

Nov 25, 2020 - 11:27:52 AM
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Owen

Canada

7424 posts since 6/5/2011

Wikipedia has mention of "...a ceremonial cannon downtown [Gastown??] that was fired each summer evening at some specified time.  Apparently unbeknownst to the "operators" one day somebody put a rock down into the barrel.... the story I recall was that the rock went thru a service station sign across the intersection [or park??]..." herein:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9_O%27Clock_Gun   

It looks like my brother probably gave me the straight goods, and the screwy details are my doing.

Nov 25, 2020 - 3:54:21 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

14613 posts since 9/27/2007
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Reminds me of the mythbusters Boo Boo!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui-xBeqBNi4

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