Thursday, January 14, 2010


Haven't blog for many days, and realised how packed my schedule is.
Am responsible for 3 songs for this coming dayao: 如果你爱的不是我,断剑,and 手..
2 are pop song, another is sortta Chinese-inspired..
anyway, saw a video regarding a dead Sperm Whale that exploded, yes, EXPLODED, when it was being transported for dissection in Taiwan.

this is a sperm whale, and u should know why ppl call it SPERM whale..

This shit can grow up to 20.5 metres (67 ft) long, weighing in at around 60-70 tons. It is the largest living toothed animal. The head can take up to one-third of the animal's length.The species feeds on squid and fish, diving as deep as 3 kilometres (9,800 ft), which makes it the deepest diving mammal. Its diet includes Giant squid and Colossal Squid.

The sperm whale's clicking vocalization is the loudest sound produced by any animal.
Females give birth every three to six years, and care for the calves for more than a decade. It is known to have the largest brain of any animal.

The sperm whale can live for more than 70 years. This is not surprising tho as most large mammals do live a long life, eg elephant can live up to 60 years, and other species of whale can also live up to 50-70 years.

Alright now enough of the facts, let's talk about the exploding whale..

The whale was found dead on a beach in Taiwan, and a local Professor, apparently an expert of whale ordered it to be transported for further checkup.
En route, it suddenly exploded, spilling innards in every direction. imagine that... and some ppl puked on the spot due to the unforgiving smell of fresh sashimissssss

Anyway the explosion was due to the build up of gas within the decomposing carcass. The whale died due to collision with a ship, leading to the weakening of its spine. The damaged spine could not hold the pressure within the body and so it exploded.

This huge animal has few natural predator, except for man and maybe orcas.

Speaking of orcas, do you know what is an orca?

This shit is no larger than a bus, and yet it is the king of the ocean. It's hard to imagine this creature, cute and intelligent as we always seen in ocean park could be so ruthless and violent in nature.

It is the largest species of the dolphin family (dolphins and porpoise are mini whales, they have blowholes on top of their head like whales). They are found in all of the world's oceans. As I mentioned, this shit could live up to 50-60 years.

This animal eats anything in the sea;sea lions, fish, even GREAT WHITE SHARKS and LARGER WHALES. It is known to attack baby blue whale and great white sharks(there is a video in where witness recorded 2 orcas killed and ate a GREAT WHITE SHARK, the largest predatory fish in the world).

imagine this shit being killed and eaten by a cute, intelligent, innocent orca..
Anyway log on to nat geo to look out for the video.
The orcas that killed that shark were very intelligent. They somehow turned the shark upside down into a paralyzing position.. u know sharks cannot be turned upside down, as they will become paralyzed in that position, but not dead.. it's called tonic immobility. check tat up ppl~

Malcolm =)

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