It was a dirty job, but Bjarni Mikkelsen, a marine biologist at the National Museum of the Faroe Islands, had to do it.
After two whales died this week near the Faroe Islands, the government wanted to use one of the skeletons in the National Museum. So Mikkelsen began the first step of cutting the animal’s gut open. But little did he expect that it would explode in his face.
“The animal was more than two days old when we took it so we knew there would be some pressure on the inside, but nothing like what happened,” he told the Daily Mail.
Paul Walker, 40, and Roger Rodas, 38, left Walker’s REACH OUT Worldwide charity event for the Typhoon Haiyan victims in Rodas’ red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. Rodas was driving, lost control, and reportedly crashed into both a light pole and tree in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California. The car then burst into flames; the LA County Sheriff’s Office stated that speed was a factor in the crash — although the doughnut patterns found on the road haven’t been confirmed to be from Rodas’ car yet. The LA County Sheriff’s Department declared the two dead at the scene and Walker’s publicist, Ame van Iden, later confirmed it.
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