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#6 An Exploding Whale and A Cat Who Solved A Murder

October 07, 2020 MuttStuff Media Season 1 Episode 6
BewilderBeasts
#6 An Exploding Whale and A Cat Who Solved A Murder
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BewilderBeasts
#6 An Exploding Whale and A Cat Who Solved A Murder
Oct 07, 2020 Season 1 Episode 6
MuttStuff Media

Today we'll discuss a whale fail that lives in infamy & the first cat to solve a murder (not the last).

Big thanks to author and columnist, Dave Barry, who wrote about the whale incident in 1990 where I was able to find it, read it, and never forget it. His humor is absolutely a cornerstone of this podcast and I'm ever grateful for stumbling upon that article as a young person.

Let's go!

If you have ideas for future episodes, know of historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: 

bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com

@BewilderedPod on
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Facebook:
 
https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod
 
Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/

About your host:

Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a science-based dog trainer outside of Boston, MA, and author of the book, "Considerations for the City Dog". She has a dog training channel on YouTube that has free classes and lessons for anyone who is interested in positive reinforcement dog training. More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com

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Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz
Interstitial music is by MK2
Taps this week is played by Andrew Dale via Freesound.org
Don’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends.

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I got today's information from

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/magazine/1990/05/20/thar-she-blows/8f6bc076-3843-4653-99d0-a50df88eabaf/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_whale

https://www.newsweek.com/exploding-whale-memorial-park-oregon-sperm-stranded-carcass-dynamite-1515176

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/625499/florence-oregon-exploding-whale-1970

https://www.oregonlive.com/travel/2020/06/now-you-can-visit-exploding-whale-memorial-park-on-the-oregon-coast.html 

http://www.offbeatoregon.com/H001_ExplodWhale.html 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/runaway-tortoise-tennessee_n_5f469a0bc5b697186e30080e 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Shirley_Duguay

https://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/10-cats-who-made-history5.htm

https://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/24/world/cat-hair-finds-way-into-courtroom-in-canadian-murder-trial.html 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/runaway-tortoise-tennessee_n_5f469a0bc5b697186e30080e

Show Notes

Today we'll discuss a whale fail that lives in infamy & the first cat to solve a murder (not the last).

Big thanks to author and columnist, Dave Barry, who wrote about the whale incident in 1990 where I was able to find it, read it, and never forget it. His humor is absolutely a cornerstone of this podcast and I'm ever grateful for stumbling upon that article as a young person.

Let's go!

If you have ideas for future episodes, know of historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: 

bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com

@BewilderedPod on
TWITTER

Facebook:
 
https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod
 
Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/

About your host:

Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a science-based dog trainer outside of Boston, MA, and author of the book, "Considerations for the City Dog". She has a dog training channel on YouTube that has free classes and lessons for anyone who is interested in positive reinforcement dog training. More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com

*******

Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz
Interstitial music is by MK2
Taps this week is played by Andrew Dale via Freesound.org
Don’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends.

*****

I got today's information from

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/magazine/1990/05/20/thar-she-blows/8f6bc076-3843-4653-99d0-a50df88eabaf/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_whale

https://www.newsweek.com/exploding-whale-memorial-park-oregon-sperm-stranded-carcass-dynamite-1515176

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/625499/florence-oregon-exploding-whale-1970

https://www.oregonlive.com/travel/2020/06/now-you-can-visit-exploding-whale-memorial-park-on-the-oregon-coast.html 

http://www.offbeatoregon.com/H001_ExplodWhale.html 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/runaway-tortoise-tennessee_n_5f469a0bc5b697186e30080e 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Shirley_Duguay

https://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/10-cats-who-made-history5.htm

https://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/24/world/cat-hair-finds-way-into-courtroom-in-canadian-murder-trial.html 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/runaway-tortoise-tennessee_n_5f469a0bc5b697186e30080e