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This Sperm Whale Exploding Is Incredible And Horrifying

Do not watch this if you are at all squeamish. You have been warned.

1. After a whale dies and starts to decompose, gas builds up inside it. So when this unlucky biologist came to open this whale’s stomach, something pretty gruesome happened.

According to the Johan Joensen, who uploaded the video, this sperm whale was beached in the Faroe Islands and died of natural causes.

2. If, for some reason, you want to watch that again, here is the full video.

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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