The blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds
More transcripted bits of that video in case you can't be arsed with the link:
Our cameras stopped rolling immediately after the blast. The humor of the entire situation suddenly gave way to a run for survival as huge chunks of whale blubber fell everywhere. Pieces of meat passed high over our heads, while others were falling at our feet. The dunes were rapidly evacuated as spectators escaped both the falling debris and the overwhelming smell.
A parked car over a quarter of a mile from the blast site was the target of one large chunk, the passenger compartment literally smashed. Fortunately, no human was hit as badly as the car. However, everyone on the scene was covered with small particles of dead whale.
It's a photograph of a nuclear explosion taken less than 1 millisecond after the detonation. The spikes emerging from the bottom are what's known as the "rope trick effect" caused by the heating, rapid vaporization and then expansion of mooring cables used to hold the nuclear device in place. More exlpanation here: