If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(BBC-US)   Climbing inside the carcass of a whale was once thought to bring relief from rheumatism. The smell alone would probably take your mind off it   ( bbc.com) divider line
    More: Strange, whales, whaling, suffering, rheumatisms, Pall Malls  
•       •       •

597 clicks; posted to Geek » on 31 Mar 2014 at 9:03 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

11 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
2014-03-31 02:51:32 AM  
Ask your doctor if whale carcass is right for you.
2014-03-31 08:48:16 AM  
Some patients have experienced allergic reactions to whale carcass.  If you develop a rash or swelling, see a doctor as soon as possible.  If you have severe rectal bleeding, this could be a sign that the whale has penetrated you anally and you need to go to an emergency room immediately.
2014-03-31 09:14:40 AM  
Humpback is rheumatism?
2014-03-31 09:20:23 AM  
"Erections lasting 4 hours or more during whale carcass treatment means you are a sick fark.  See a doctor."
2014-03-31 09:26:30 AM  
img.fark.netView Full Size
2014-03-31 09:55:22 AM  
Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

And I thought they smelled bad on the outside.
2014-03-31 10:35:31 AM  
Whales on the Texas Gulf Coast are rare, and giant ones washing up on shore are very rare.
I can't remember details, but I remember reading a story about a large whale washing up on shore near Beaumont and the carcass was large enough to stand inside.

Apparently for a short while, some enterprising individual set up a small table and served food inside the whale carcass, like a little seaside restaurant.  I would imagine the guy marketed it the same way as the
rheumatoid cure the article mentions.
2014-03-31 11:05:29 AM  

SVenus: Whales on the Texas Gulf Coast are rare

Does Texas have other coasts?
2014-03-31 12:21:59 PM  

dittybopper: SVenus: Whales on the Texas Gulf Coast are rare

Does Texas have other coasts?

There's the Rio Grande Coast and the vast Sea of Mexico beyond.
2014-03-31 12:31:27 PM  
James Mason taught me that relief from rheumatism could be had by having a small black child curl up against your feet.
2014-04-01 08:30:15 AM  
When I was stationed in the Aleutians, I heard that a dead whale had washed up on shore. I got some hand tools and went to see if I could extract a couple teeth, to try my hand at scrimshaw. I got to the beach, and the carcass was about the size of the one in the photo. It had obviously been there a few days, and was decomposing, with rendered blubber dripping from the bones, and gulls having their fill. I couldn't get within 20 yards of the thing because the stench was the worst thing I had ever smelled.
Displayed 11 of 11 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.