In September of 1920, the corpse of an 80-foot-long blue whale drifted into Bragar Bay, on the western Atlantic side of the Isle of Lewis. It had a harpoon in its head, trailed by 50 feet of rope. The harpoon had not detonated, shooting the barbed “stun” into the creature, and so had merely become lodged into the whale’s body thus sentencing it to a slow death. [...] Looking at the skeletal remains of the whale, local postmaster Murdo Morrison thought the jawbone might make a nice addition to his gate. [...] Morrison had claimed the harpoon as well, and while being cleaned it finally detonated. It tore a splintered hole in the wall of his garage, but luckily the postmaster himself was unharmed. Text ist natürlich gekürzt, obwohl ich andere Aspekte des Ganzen eigentlich viel interessanter finde als den technischen, will ich jetzt doch mal wissen: Was waren das für Harpunen, die detonierten?