The Exploding Whale of Florence, Oregon

I hope this won all the Emmys.

Cover your head and get ready for an explosion of deadpan humor, as this 1970 broadcast captures a landmark moment in local news coverage.

It’s the urban legend which was actually true, with young reporter Paul Linnman finding the exact right tone of voice as he describes the day the skies over Florence rained whale guts.

You may think this is a put-on, a parody, but it’s not.

While others have incorporated these events into fictional screenplays, this right here is the real deal.

Simply put, it’s the reason the internet was invented.

 

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