Exploding Whale Video Reporter Looks Back Four Decades Later

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

For Oregon journalist Paul Linnman, covering a story about blowing up a giant sperm whale with a ton of dynamite was just another day on the beat. Little did he know that almost 40 years later, the story would find its way on the Internet, spawn its own Web site and become the fifth-most-viewed viral video of all time. We checked in with the star of this Web sensation to get the real story behind the infamous exploding whale vid.


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