"When a whale would eat squid, I believe they would digest [it] in the whale's stomach, and the whale would throw it up out and everything that was in his stomach to break down the squid. It has this most potent, amazing, knee-buckling scent to women. I became voracious, I was like, 'I want it! I need more!' I kept grabbing it and smelling it like a little piglet."
- Drew Barrymore, on her love of perfume ingredient ambergris, AKA whale vomit.
[ Note: The scent of ambergris is now copied molecularly to safely remove whales from the equation. Yay science! ]
[Image via Dave Bedrosian/Future Image/WENN.]
Well here's something you certainly don't hear everyday!
Harrison Williams has always had a flair for the extreme, but he took things to a whole new level with his latest "stunt" this weekend when he decided to climb onto a dead whale carcass!
On Saturday afternoon, the Quinns Rocks, Australia native was out on a boat with a few of his buddies when he spotted the dead whale and thought it would be funny to "surf" on it!
The only problem (other than the fact that this is TOTALLY disgusting) is once he mounted the whale, he noticed he was completely surrounded by tiger sharks looking for a meal!
One day in Monterey Bay, several kayakers got a treat:
A bunch of whales stopped by to say what up! One of the kayakers even filmed the encounter and her reaction was incredible.
A giant humpback whale breached right next to her and
During the PBS show Sex in the Wild, anatomist Dr. Joy S. Reidenberg got up close with something seriously impressive.
She had the opportunity to carry out an autopsy on a dead, beached sperm whale.
As the whale was being moved, the penis was exposed.
Holy smokes! This is as rare as seeing the Kardashians without makeup on! LOLz!
A whale-watching boat was innocently minding it's own business off the coast of Newfoundland when they were treated to an incredibly rare site…
A pair of double breaching whales!