You might have heard of this story in the past-

A 45 foot, 8 ton whale washed up on the beach of Florence, Oregon in 1970, and officials weren’t sure what to do about it.

According to the legendary news clip (which is embedded below), nobody wanted to cut up the whale, and officials deemed that burying it would just lead to the carcass eventually becoming uncovered.

So, what did they do? They loaded a half ton of dynamite under the carcass with the intention that the explosion would disintegrate it.

I won’t spoil what happens for those of you that haven’t seen the clip before. Just trust me when I say that you’re going to want to watch what happens:

You can skip ahead to the 1:55 mark if you just want to see the explosion and aftermath.

The officials from the Oregon Department of Transportation that selected the dynamite plan had to be drunk, right?

There’s no way that a sober person would think loading enough dynamite to blow up an apartment complex under a whale carcass is a good idea.

It’s been 52 years since this event took place, and I don’t think it will ever get old.