If you spend too much time on the Intertubes (raises hand), you've probably heard the story of George Thornton, the Oregon highway engineer who took lead on disposing of a whale carcass that had washed up on the beach.
Not familiar? Take a look:
Mr. Thornton died this week, and is remembered for his misguided attempt to use a great deal of TNT to explode the whale.
You'd like to think that if you make a little mistake like raining whale carcass bits for more than a quarter-mile, that 40 years would be enough to live it down. Apparently not.
Rest in piece, Mr. Thornton. You'll be remembered.