Today is a very special #tbt, because it's the 45th anniversary of the time officials in Oregon thought the best way to get rid of a whale was to blow it up with dynamite. (This makes it distinctly different from last year's exploding whale, which exploded due to methane buildup, the way nature intended.) What makes Oregon's whale of a mistake even more bizarre and delightful is the original 1970 video of the incident from KATU News. It's chock-full of whale puns and alliteration, like "The blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds." Enjoy:

Sources: KATU News