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San Diego's dead beached whale was towed offshore last night, with the help of billionaire Richard Branson. Branson's Virgin Oceanic fund agreed to fork over the readies for the project in exchange for the corpse of the whale, which it plans to study. Rather than taking the body off to a landfill, as originally planned, the …


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  1. TRT Silver badge


    Remind me to book a trip on the HMS Rubberneck.

  2. angryboffin

    When reading the sub-title, I honestly thought

    that it was talking about Northern Rock.

    1. TRT Silver badge

      I done a LOL.

      @angryboffin. You owe me a keyboard.

      Made me wonder if NR would be rebranded as The National Bank of Whales?

  3. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

    Virgin Media

    Can he take the whole of Virgin Media with him and perhaps lose it in the Deep Blue yonder?

    The sooner they get sunk the better.

    1. Craig 12

      You deserve more praise for a blueyonder reference :)

  4. Graham Dawson Silver badge

    Struck *with* a ship?

    Forget the whale, I'm more worried about the creature lurking in the ocean that uses a ship as a club.

    1. Nick Ryan Silver badge

      Struck *with* a ship? That's easy...

      Somebody forgot the virgin. Suitable ones for cladding scantily can be far hard to come by these days:

  5. a_been

    OK I only read the title

    But when did Prescott cop it?

  6. DragonKin37
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    This as macabe as it may sound, it good for Marine Biology. Kudos to Branson again for using that mind of his. Im sure he is making a quick buck from this endevor.

  7. Randolf McKinley

    Struck *with* a ship?


  8. Preeti Mittal

    Its good to take part in the more researches if you have enough money which is good for every one.

  9. Anonymous Coward
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    In other news, man bitten with dog!

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