The Wkipedia entry on Urban Legends (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_legend) says “In the UK, urban legends are sometimes referred to as WTSes (Whale Tumour Stories), from a famous World War II story about whale meat.”
I could find nothing on Snopes on this story, except a reference to this book: http://www.snopes.com/sources/tumour.htm “The Tumour in the Whale (1978)” which I’m sure would have the story, but it’s only being sold used for 30 bucks on Amazon, which is a little more than I’d like to spend. Googling didn’t help, either.
What are the details of this story? And why doesn’t Snopes have a listing for it? Or did I just miss it somehow?