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.
I was looking at military valor medals, and couldn’t help but think how cool they were. So I decided to make a set of medals to identify the various orientations. (I could make a remark about how each person, regardless of orientation, has their own “valor,” but I’ll refrain from being that corny.)
Just a side note: If you think labels and classifications are stupid, unimportant, or silly, that’s your business. However it’s important to respect those who still choose to classify themselves. Likewise, it’s important to respect those who choose not to classify. It’s all good, whatever you choose to do. Yeah~
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