They’re not the most light-hearted things to witness, but beached whales make for explosive events.
When a beach whale ends up on a beach the only thing to do once it’s started to decay is let out the methane gas.
Check out this clip of a man doing said task on a beached whale on a Dutch beach.
Watching what happened to that beached whale in slow-mo really exemplified the force of the escaping methane gas that had built up.
Can you image how bad that must have smelled? Those people where probably covering their noses for a good reason.
If you ever seen a beached whale in the near future, you’ll know what to do—cover your nose and run away.