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Crashed whale

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Crashed whale
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"This whale appeared to have fallen from a great height."
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The Whale[1] is a special encounter in Fallout 2.

For those of you who ever wanted to know what a whale shouldn't look like, this is it. Apparently the normally aquatic creature was dropped from a height of around 300 miles, and came into contact with terra firma like an egg on a kitchen floor, only with more whale meat involved. Also present is a pot of daisies. Aren't they nice?

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Appearances

Crashed whale appears in Fallout 2.

Behind the scenes

This grisly tableau was taken from Douglas Adams' book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. A pair of nuclear missiles fired at a starship in low orbit around the planet Magrathea were, through the power of the Infinite Improbability Drive, transformed into a rather surprised sperm whale and a bowl of petunias. The whale experienced a brief journey of existential discovery before rather violently encountering the ground while the petunias merely thought, "Oh no, not again."

References

  1. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.118: "The Whale
    In a Fortean stretching of time and space, not to mention probability, car chunks from the rotting carcass of a large cetacean have fallen to the earth all around you. You may even find a small, fractured flower pot. No explanation could possibly make any sense of the occurrence. Believe it or not."