The Tumour in the Whale

 

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The Tumour

in the Whale

The Tumour In The Whale

Rodney Dale

 

'It's True, It Happened To A Friend Of Mine!'

She had a nest of mice living inside her beehive hairdo…

His car was stolen with Granny's corpse strapped to the roofrack…

She baked Uncle Joe's ashes into the fruit cake because she thought it was allspice…

 

These are whale-tumour stories — one teller swears are true because they happened to a friend. You never meet the friend, but you suddenly hear of the same thing happening to friends of other friends…

Pure fact, pure invention or a mixture of both; grotesque or amusing; far-fetched or uncomfortably believable, whale-tumour stories are always worth hearing. Here is Rodney Dale's collection of these myths.