8 tons of fallout biscuits

A follow-up to my post yesterday about the invention of 'fallout biscuits' in 1961.

In 1971, eight tons of these biscuits, or crackers, caused the floor to collapse at the South Carolina State House:

"All of a sudden the walls of the State House began to shake and then the whole world fell in," said Woody Brooks, whose office is next to the storage room...

"We know there were some crackers back there," Brooks said, "but who would have thought there were eight tons of them."


The Greenville News - July 11, 1971

Posted By: Alex - Thu Jan 18, 2018
Category: Food, Atomic Power and Other Nuclear Matters, 1970s





Comments
More fall-out crackers found under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/03/0324_060324_brooklyn.html
Posted by Alex Mazzitelli in New Jersey on 01/19/18 at 12:16 PM
I wonder if anyone knows how many abandoned fallout shelters are still stocked with supplies?
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 01/19/18 at 12:54 PM









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