Well in contrast to the last two words, whale is an easy one in HHGG. It is one of the things the missiles turn into when the gang turn on the improbability drive. Unfortunately the whale is created exactly where the missile was in the atmosphere and we get to hear its thoughts as it plummets to the ground. They run through a beginning awareness of "who am I" to naming things like its head and the wind. It is very excited about its existence:
"And wow! Hey! What's this thing suddenly coming towards me very fast? Very very fast. So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding name like... ow... ound... round... ground! That's it! That's a good name--ground!
I wonder if it will be friends with me?
And the rest, after a sudden wet thud, was silence." [Chapter 18]
Just a tad gruesome. Sometimes Adams has a very dark sense of humour.
My first offering is about what is often created from whales. Ambergris is 'secreted from the intestines of a sperm whale and is found floating in tropical seas and used in perfume manufacture' [google]. Funny that something so beautiful comes from something just a little bit gross.
So here is my favourite perfume -- Channel No. 19. It can be difficult to find because it us not as popular as Channel No. 5.
And my quilled whale:
I think he's kind of cute.
Enjoy your week and watch out for falling whales.