When I lived in the USA one of my favourite humourists was Dave Barry.  One of the stories he told was of the Oregon Highway patrol blowing up a whale.  The video of this is now available on YouTube:

Now at some point Dave mentioned that thanks to his writing many people had heard the story.  When it made it to the internet he was bombarded with people telling him – you know you wrote that story about the exploding whale – well now there’s a video about it.

I have forgotten Dave’s reply but I still think it is putting the cart before the horse 🙂

I was delighted to accidentally find it today so I have now shared it with you.