Daily News thinks a whale weighs 60,000 tons

whale60,000 tons? I don’t think so.

The Empire State Building is made of 60,000 tons of steel and is 1,250 feet tall. The whale was only 40 feet long.

Furthermore, the contractor who cut up and hauled away the dead whale only charged $30,000. That would come to just 50 cents per ton.

Source: Crews remove 60,000-ton rotting whale carcass from Calif. beach

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