OK. Nothing like this ever happens in Pennsylvania. Officials in New Zealand are telling people (New Zealanders presumably) to stay off the beach because…exploding whales.


Science Alert:

The devastating mass stranding event that saw more than 650 pilot whales beach themselves in New Zealand over the weekend is finally over, with 17 survivors making it back to a large pod of more than 200 individuals seen 6 km (3.7 miles) offshore.

But things are just getting started for the clean-up crew, because hundreds of carcasses are now strewn across Farewell Spit beach, and the public has been banned due to fears of spontaneous whale explosions caused by gas build-up.

Who needs Sharknado V when stuff like this is actually happening.

*subhead*gut bomb.*subhead*