If I have seen further than others, it is by treading on the toes of giants
And if it were small, warm, and furry?
Feed it to a snake, of course! (Not what you might think - check the link)
Humm, but if you're going to eat a whale don't you have to harpoon it first, let it drag you along until it's exhaused and dies and only then eat it? Or have I missed something?Basically the score is: Human ignorance 1 Whales 0 .
For the definitive resource on exploding whales, try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_whale
Humm, looks like I have missed something :( Looks like 'modern' harpoons at least set out to be quick, even if this can't be guaranteed.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whaling
Peter,You can herd them into a bay and hack them to pieces too. That works for dolphins as well as small whales. Apparently it's a very tuna-friendly method :-)FWIW the closest I have got to whale meat in Japan is seeing a small chunk in Tokyo's vast fish market, hidden between mountains of fish. Never spotted it in a restaurant or shop.
Japan being too far away, the best move would be to sell it to the Norwegians. Given their fondness for buried fish in lye sauce, a few days of rotting would be no problem.On the otherhand, I have it from good authority that English ice cream is made from reconstituted whale fat. Thus there should be some local takers.
Eli,I'm sure it is many years since whale fat was last used in UK ice cream. It is apparently done in Japan occasionally as a gimmick (Organic! Dairy-free!). Not that I've seen it myself.
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