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A park by any other name
Residents of the coastal town of Florence, Ore., have voted to memorialize a gruesome event in 1970 by naming a new local park the “Exploding Whale Memorial Park.” The name is an homage to the time when a 45-foot dead whale washed ashore. City officials used dynamite to explode the whale on shore. After the advent of YouTube, local media coverage of the explosion became widely seen. According to city officials, the new park will provide canoe and kayak access to the Siuslaw River and will also include picnic shelters.