A writer friend sent me this YouTube video. It's from 1970 about a dead whale that washed up on an Oregon beach. Needless to say, the decaying stench became a bit of a problem for those who lived in the area or visitors who wanted to walk on the beach. So in came the officials to deal with the problem. They came up with a solution. Blow the thing to smithereens.
Sitting here safely in my office, I could see the problem that was developing from a mile off. But it's still pretty funny to watch.